Chinese youth group visits the Wimmera

HAVING FUN: GoAbroad education chinese high school students playing basketball with Horsham College students. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
HAVING FUN: GoAbroad education chinese high school students playing basketball with Horsham College students. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A GROUP of Chinese high school students spent a week in the Wimmera participating in conservation projects and educational activities. 

The GoAbroad education students were hosted by the Little Desert nature lodge. 

Conversation Volunteers Australia nature tour manager Joanne Issaverdis said the students experienced hands-on conversation activities. 

“They helped repair conservation fence lines, checked remote camera traps to record data on wildlife movements, made tree guards for the upcoming winter tree planting season and assisted with maintenance work on wildlife aviaries,” she said. 

Ms Issaverdis said the visit to Horsham College was a highlight of the student’s stay in the Wimmera. 

Students shared stories about school life and education in their respective countries.

Joanne Issaverdis

“The visiting students participated in a rewarding exchange with the local students and teachers,” she said. 

“Students shared stories about school life and education in their respective countries. 

“They then took part in a guided school tour.”

To finish off the cultural experience, the students had a friendly basketball match.