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VCAL Students Head from Sea to Sand

Sea to Sand

The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) students at Lorne P-12 College and the Santa Teresa community (Alice Springs) are culturally far removed from each other and have unique environments with varied cultural offerings.

The students of these unique communities have been given an opportunity to connect and experience the diversity of their schools and community. Eight VCAL students from Lorne P-12 College will be travelling by plane to Alice Springs where they will be hosted by Santa Teresa students. Students will share in Aboriginal cultural experiences, share stories and meals, and work together to create a community project that will represent their relationship, such as a community garden.

Students leave on Sunday May 27th and will return on Friday June 1st. The Lorne students will host the students from Santa Teresa later in the year, giving them the opportunity to experience the ocean environment, most for the very first time.

This will be a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their leadership skills, experience diversity in culture, create empathy and compassion and establish new friendships. All these skills and attributes are important for personal growth and employability.

Students are fundraising the total cost of this unique project and have had amazing support from our major sponsor Bendigo Bank, as well as Colac and Torquay Rotary Clubs and members of the community via our crowdfunding site. If you would like further information or would like to donate please visit the project website at https://seatosandtrip.weebly.com/ where there is also a link to the fundraising campaign site.

Pictured above are our VCAL students and staff and standing (in red) Mr Robert Cameron, Business Development Manager Bendigo Bank, major sponsor of the project.

VCAL

VCAL students James Staley and Ollie Tattam have drawn the 3 lucky winners from the Sea to Sand VCAL Raffle.

We are excited to announce that our lucky winners are:

3rd prize winner: Jo Issell

2nd prize winner: Gabe Yorke

1st prize winner: Ange Quinn.

A huge thank you to everyone that supported our Raffle. We are very excited about our approaching journey to Santa Teresa Aboriginal Community on May 27th.