This Easter, a group of 47 Year 8 – 10 girls were lucky enough to go on a hockey and netball tour to Australia and Singapore.
We set off bright and early on Saturday morning ready and excited for what lay ahead. Many of us had worked hard to raise money to go on the trip. We arrived late Sunday evening after two long flights at the Super Sports Centre, on the Gold Coast, very tired but excited for what lay ahead.
Our time on the Gold Coast included team bonding games on the beach, and some successful hockey and netball matches. In Brisbane, before heading off to Cairns, we spent a day at Movie World. We managed to avoid cyclone Debbie as we left Brisbane to arrive in a very hot and humid Cairns.
We arrived at a beautiful hotel and the next day we found ourselves on our way to the amazing Great Barrier Reef, where we were blessed with sunshine and good food. Some of us were able to go out to the edge of the reef with the marine biologist and expand our understanding about the reef.
Before we knew it we were Sydney, which was much cooler but we had so much more instore. Some of our excursions included the Featherdale Wildlife Park which we saw koalas and many other indigenous Australian animals. We also got to see the famous Sydney Opera house and stunning Harbour Bridge. We were able to see these sights on a boat trip to Manly Beach where we had time to relax on our last day in Australia. Some of us were lucky enough to have a surfing lesson whilst at Manly Beach in the beautiful, warm sea.
We had such an amazing time and everyday was jam packed full of amazing experiences. On behalf of all the girls I would like to thank Mrs Booth and Mrs Spendiff for organising the trip and to all the other teachers for being huge supports and making the trip so enjoyable!
You can view more of our trip photos here:
Ella, Year 10