Sixth form students swap Alford for Australia

Y12 students from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar, Alford, on their visit to Australia. EMN-150223-151950001
Y12 students from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar, Alford, on their visit to Australia. EMN-150223-151950001

A group of sixth formers from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford, recently enjoyed a unique study tour to Sydney.

During the nine day visit they had an amazing variety of experiences, including visits to three schools where they gave presentations and observed lessons, shared learning practices and developed further international links.

The students also took part in a variety of activities which ranged from the seeing Tosca at the Sydney Opera House, visiting Taronga Zoo, climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, visiting the Centre for Innovation and Learning, and the must for every trip to Australia - a surfing lesson at Manly beach. The students also visited the Rocks Discovery Museum and the Hyde Park Barracks, where they learnt more about the lifestyle of the convicts that came over from England.

Headteacher Angie Francis said: “It was a delight to see the students develop their leadership skills and confidence over the week. The trip really takes the students out of their comfort zones. They were excellent ambassadors for the school and the trip has enhanced further our international links.”