Ngukurr girls meet Melbourne Methodists
It has been an eye-opening trip to Melbourne for several Ngukurr School students. The girls made the excursion to the Methodists Ladies’ College in Kew to further cement an association of more than 15 years.
Ngukurr School senior teacher Sarah Mullucks said the focus of the trip was friendship, and educational and social experiences.
“The girls had a great time reinforcing friendships already developed, making new friends, and gaining insights into life and learning at a Melbourne secondary school,” she said.
“They participated in science experiments, but also took time to teach their city counterparts some words in Kriol, and visit three former Ngukurr School students studying at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School.”
Ngukurr student Nickiesha Wurramara said: “‘I loved visiting the Methodist Ladies’ College, which is very big. We taught Kriol to one of the Year 10 classes.”
Fellow expeditioner Lynnisha Tapau said: “Visiting the Werribee Open Range Zoo was my favourite part of the trip. I enjoyed seeing the lions and rhinoceros. The zoo keeper told us that rhinoceros can weigh more than 1000 kilograms.”
An MCG football clash between Collingwood and Geelong was a highlight of the trip.