From Friday 15 to Wednesday 27 of March, Williamstown High School hosted 23 exchange students and their teachers from our sister school, Sainte Marie du Port in France. On their way to Melbourne and Willi High they visited Sydney, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs, sleeping under the stars at Uluru.
During their stay in Williamstown the students participated in many Australian activities, including an AFL match, an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary and a surf trip to Anglesea, as well as experiencing home life with their host families. They enjoyed classes at both the Bayview and Pasco campuses, partaking in an AFL lesson and marine-biology class at Bayview and an Australian cooking and culture class at Pasco.
The students were very interested in Australian life, culture and landscapes, with some students organising to interview CSIRO scientists about the impact of climate change in Australia for their major project.
In September this year Willi High students will travel to Sainte Marie du Port in Les Sables d’Olonne, France for their own exchange experience.
Written by Lily Shaw & Ruby Glynn, 10A