Holy Trinity Lutheran School visit the Philippines

Holy Trinty Lutheran School students Sam Hobbs, Mikaela Hirste, Taylah Johnson and Sarah McFarlane have returned from the Philippines.

Holy Trinty Lutheran School students Sam Hobbs, Mikaela Hirste, Taylah Johnson and Sarah McFarlane have returned from the Philippines.

STUDENTS from Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School have learnt more about another culture after a nine-day tour of the Philippines.

Teachers and 12 students visited schools in the Philippines as part of an annual cultural and education tour. 

Student Taylah Johnson said they visited San Agustin Elementary School in Pampanga, about 80 kilometres north-west of Manila.

“All the students were excited to see us and gave us high fives as soon as we got there,” she said.

Taylah said the students did a lot of team building exercises at the schools.

“We sung songs with the kids,” she said.

“We also taught them English and maths.”

Student Mikaela Hirste said they also visited Pampanga State Agricultural University, where they spent time with the university’s year 11 and 12 students.

“We also took resources over to the schools for them to use for the rest of the year,” she said.

Mikaela said during the trip, they got to try different foods, including frog and crocodile.

Student Sarah McFarlane said she enjoyed seeing what different schools were like.

She said it was an amazing experience.

Student Sam Hobbs said he had fun playing sport with other students.

“We played basketball and taught them Aussie rules football,” he said.

Taylah said the weather was hot and humid.

“The trip taught us not to take things for granted – people there had so little but they were so happy,” she said.

All the students said they would go back to the Philippines in the future.

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