Year 11 travelled to Sydney in early October to investigate university courses and accommodation within the various universities. For the first two days we were housed at University of New South Wales in the Postgraduate wing of New College. The tour through UNSW on the first day was quite extensive and covered all the key faculties and gave our students a wonderful insight into life at university.
Tuesday started with a trip to nearby Coogee Beach where many of the students braved the icy Australian waters while the rest of us stayed on the beach and built sand castles or played volleyball.
After recovering with yet another wonderful meal at UNSW, we ventured forth to Mr Pollock’s Alma Mater, The University of Sydney, where we were treated to a hands-on lesson in scientific method to separate substances used in genetic applications and followed by a tour through the many historic buildings housing the various faculties. Shortly after, we were able to tour UTS (the University of Technology, Sydney) which is quite centrally located and again covered a wide range of information and sightseeing through the various faculties.
This was followed by a visit to Circular Quay which enabled our students to see some of the sights and provided many photo opportunities including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Wednesday morning saw our intrepid travellers heading off to adventures and challenge activities including archery, abseiling, swinging over the very steep Cataract Gorge. Probably the favourite activity of all was the campfire after dinner on Thursday evening with the addition of toasted marshmallows over the coals. Friday finally arrived which meant travelling back to Sydney and boarding for the long flight back to Malaysia. The chief regret for some was the inability to visit a local KFC which I am assured by the students, ranks highly in world standards. Click here for more photos >>