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Bourke students take a bite of Sydney

Bourke High School students in the Channel 7 news studio in Sydney. Photo contributed

A seven-day ‘Cultural Foodie Excursion’ has wrapped up for staff and students at Bourke High School.

Kristi Ibbotson, Head Teacher of Technical and Applied Studies at Bourke High School was exhausted but thrilled at the experiences students got to have during their recent week-long excursion.

“At Bourke High, we work really hard in all our VET subjects to get our students ready for employment,” Ms Ibbotson said.

“This experience was for students who have shown interest in the catering opportunities offered at school and to give them a look at what is out there once they leave school. They also learnt about different dining styles and sustainable practices in hospitality.”

The trip included eighteen Year 7 – 12 and students and five staff who travelled to Sydney via bus and train, leaving on a Monday and returning, tired but excited on the following Sunday.

Ms Ibbotson said the range of experiences, all based around food, were amazing.

“We visited The Blue Door fine dining, Star Casino buffet, a Japanese Miso place and tasting session and Yum Cha. We also took the girls to the musical Wicked, the Channel 7 TV studios and the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb,” she said.

Ms Ibbotson said Wicked was named as a highlight by the students, as well as the bridge climb.

“During the musical, one student stated ‘oh Miss, I feel like I’m in a dream”.

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