Nine students from St Matthew’s Catholic School last week departed for Kununurra in the Eastern Kimberley to immerse themselves in the Indigenous culture.
The journey of several thousand kilometres to the remote Western Australian community is an opportunity for students to experience a different way of life than they’re used to.
The program is facilitated by Catholic Mission, the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Prior to leaving the students – from Year 10 - conducted fundraising activities such as raffles to help make the Indigenous Immersion trip possible.
Items raffled even included a guernsey signed by the 2017 Sydney Swans team.
St Matthew’s donates to the host organisations to help support the work they do.
Upon their return students share their experience with their school and parish.
The excursion was also supported by Club Mudgee – CEO Maureen Hutchison and vice president Wayne Marskell pictured with the group – as part of their community programs for the region’s youth.