Year 6 Longreach Camp
During week 6 of Term 3, the Year 6 classes set out on an Outback Safari to Longreach. Whilst it was a long way away from the snow of Mt Kosciuszko and the prestige of visiting the nation's capital, Canberra, we spent the week immersed in the rich history of the Australian outback. We embraced the experience and were often amazed by the different lifestyles led by people in the outback.
Some highlights were visiting Camden Park Station, a working cattle, sheep and goat property where we had a turn at whip cracking, feeding the animals, exploring the water sources on the property and learning about the history of shearing with our tour guide Outback Dan. A sunset cruise along the Thomson River was a favourite with most children and we got to feed the turtles, watch a beautiful sunset in the west, eat a camp oven dinner under the stars while listening to some good old-fashioned bush poetry. Visiting the Qantas museum at night and watching the Luminescent Light experience that showed a 3D animation projected across a Boeing 747, was also spectacular.
We had a fun filled, jam packed week of new ideas and venues to visit whilst camping in western Queensland with our friends. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience for all our students.