Trip of a lifetime for MCC
ROUGHLY half of the 31 McAuley students surveyed said they’d been overseas in the past, a handful had been to Europe. But asked if they were looking forward to their trip to Europe next month and every single hand was raised without hesitation.
The trip is the third of its kind organised by the school and although the itinerary is based on the Modern History curriculum, by its nature the trip will cover geography, art, drama and life experience.
This year’s trip is organised by teachers Matt Lobsey and Mark Bellamy, and four other teachers will help supervise the Year 11 and 12 students on the journey.
Students will visit quite a number of historical sites, including a castle and Nazi sites in Germany and major battlefields in France.
Mr Lobsey, who was a key organiser of the 2009 trip, said students got a lot more out of the trip than just a holiday, in fact they had to work while on the trip.
“Their understanding and passion for the subject (history) definitely got better,” he said of his last bunch of jetsetters.
School captain Jennifer Kelly said the prospect of the trip certainly influenced her choice of Modern History as a subject.