SAS 6/8/12 - Australian Semester Section Switch
The beginning of this week saw the SAS students return after a successful hiking section.
I had the pleasure of hearing about their adventures, and believe me, they had a few!
Highlights included exploring the canyons of the King Leopolds, discovering hidden art work sites, & building their community through the challenge & adversity of difficult travel days. Additionally, there were plenty of wildlife sightings...snakes, crocodiles, kangaroos & even a wild boar. The favorite shower method was of course, under the numerous waterfalls or in the swimming holes throughout the region.
One of the instructors was unfortunately injured, & left the field in the 3rd ration period. Students were incredible helpful during & after this process, & did a fantastic job of supporting each-other.
By the end of the course, instructors felt students had reached a high competence level, & so they set to planning a 3 day student only expedition, to finish up the section. They students divided into 2 groups & set out on their own, testing all they had learned for the previous 3.5 weeks.
Back here in Broome, the group was re-united with the evacuated instructor & spent the evening preparing themselves for the last section of their semester...the Cultural section.
This week they will be in Bardi country...exploring the coastal area of the Kimberley, & learning about the aboriginal peoples & their culture & history.
We look forward to seeing them again next Monday to begin the graduation celebrations!