On 15th and 16th of October, International Paid Students (IPS) studying the theme of Country vs City visited Birrigai School. This was the very first time that IPS students experienced the Australian bush. They got up close with kangaroos and swooping magpies. They set up a tent and a campfire, boiled billy tea and made damper, like a true blue Aussie. They also braved adventures in the bush, abseiling a 10 metre rock face and displayed teamwork on the giant swing.
Scott from Birrigai led a conversation about Aboriginal people’s lifestyle in the bush, and showed them how boomerangs are made and thrown. Students bushwalked to an ancient Aboriginal rock shelter, dating back to 21,000 years. Students had loads of fun on this overnight excursion and have now truly experienced the Australian outback!