Seven Year 12 boys from Derby, Fitzroy and Halls Creek academies in WA’s Kimberley Region headed south to Perth in October to celebrate their successful completion of high school.
With no access to interstate travel, the boys chose Perth and Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) as the locations for their end of year trip.
While in Perth, the boys visited Fremantle Academy to meet fellow Clontarf members, Clontarf regional office in Bentley for morning tea and Minerals Resources Park in Lathlain to meet West Coast Eagles stars Brendon Ah Chee and Liam Ryan. They also braved the wild rides at the popular Adventure World theme park, zoomed around a go-kart track, tested their aim during laser tag and a visited Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways (IYMP) accommodation in Perth.
A trip to Perth wouldn’t be complete without a ferry ride over to the iconic Rottnest Island. The boys soaked in the sun, sand and stunning beaches during a 12 kilometre bike ride and snorkelling session.
Fitzroy Academy member Jerzeril Uhl said his trip was a great way to meet new people and experience exciting new places.
“I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know the Clontarf boys and staff from Derby and Halls Creek, and I really liked exploring Perth and Rottnest,” Jezeril said.
“My favourite part of the trip was getting a photo with Liam Ryan!”
Fitzroy Academy Operations Officer Jordan Ah Chee said the boys deserved to be rewarded for sticking to their schoolwork and finishing Year 12, especially during a tough time.
“They were brilliant in the way they conducted themselves and showed that they are already on their way to becoming young leaders in their communities,” Jordan said.
“The boys got to explore Perth and also Wadjemup where they learned a bit about the history and cultural significance of the place. Congratulations to all the boys who are finishing Year 12 this year and good luck with everything in the future!”