Trip opens new learning doors
After a study tour to Bali in Indonesia, Mt Barker Community College’s Year 11 geography students have returned with a wealth of knowledge.
The trip gave the students a firsthand insight into natural disasters, tropical diseases, bamboo production and architecture.
Students spent two days working with children in the East Bali Poverty Project where they created lessons in art, science, English and physical education, before Balinese students returned the favour with traditional dance, music and craft lessons.
A visit to the Bali bombing memorial, cooking classes and a climb up volcanic mountain Mt Batur were included during their stay.
The travellers also delivered a $400 donation and pen pal letters from the school’s Year 3 students to a remote orphanage in Tuka.
The study tour was the school’s eighth trip to Indonesia, with work under way for a ninth next year.
The students during a visit to a Balinese school.