What a great trip! We are about to head to the airport, but before we go, here are some final thoughts from our students:
Aiesha – It was a really good experience and opened you up to new ideas and opportunities and helped you see the world differently.
Holly – This trip has opened up my eyes to see how lucky we all are and we’re grateful to get to go on trips like this.
Meg – I have changed my perspectives on people in other countries with different religions, wealth and ways of living.
Mitch – I’ve learnt that there’s a lot of other communities out there who have much less than we do, and I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to help people in need.
Jake – I learnt that the Thai people take their religion really seriously and I enjoyed visiting the temples and getting to experience their culture first hand.
Andrew – Visiting Thailand really changed my perspective on the world and made me realise how privileged we are.
Max – A highlight for me was visiting the temples and experiencing the Thai culture.
Dippy – My highlight was visiting the elephants and seeing how traumatised they were before coming to the elephant sanctuary and it’s given me an understanding of conservation.
Sam – The highlight of my trip was archery and I learnt that the Thai people are happy with what they have, even though they don’t have as much money as us.
Sera – A highlight for me was going to the markets and having the freedom to walk around at night and buy our own dinner.
Lochie – A highlight for me was the elephant park because you got to see how bad it is to ride them – I had no idea how bad it was!
Kasey – One of the highlights was seeing how the mistreated elephants were given a second chance.
Grace – I will always remember building our rafts and going down the Maekok River.
Sophie – Overall it was an eye opening trip and shows how much we take for granted.
Emma – I’ve learnt that money doesn’t always bring happiness.
Lucy – I’ve learnt to appreciate what I have.
Finn – Not everything in the world is perfect and you need to think about people who are less fortunate.
Felix – I liked going to the market and having the responsibility of having our own money.
Bradley – The trip was a great experience as it helped me grow as a person.
Jackson – I’ve learnt a long day of work is really satisfying (and coming back to the hotel and having a long shower and sleep is awesome!)
Josh – I believe my self-confidence was boosted because of the independence we were given, I also saw how lucky I am compared to the hilltribe kids we met.
Teachers – the coffee, the friendships, the tuk-tuks, the learning, and the opportunity to develop great connections with our students.
See you at Brisbane airport, 7.30 Saturday morning. 🙂