Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Exchange Is an Eye-Opener; Students Swap Melbourne City Life for That in a Rural Community

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Exchange Is an Eye-Opener; Students Swap Melbourne City Life for That in a Rural Community

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FOR Sarah Foster, of Strathcona Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne, boarding is a heap of fun Co C[pounds sterling]It is like a sleepover all the timeC[yen].

Sarah was one of four Strathcona Year 8 girls who took part in a student exchange visit at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School from September 1 to 13.

While four Year 8 Strathcona Baptist Grammar School students visited Rockhampton Girls Grammar School, four Year 9 RGGS students travelled to Melbourne to spend time at Strathcona Grammar.

The Strathcona Year 8 girls were the same age as the RGGS Year 9 girls due to differences in the Victorian education system.

The visitors arrived in Rockhampton on Thursday, September 1, and quickly made friends with their RGGS buddies in the boarding house.

They found the contrasts with their inner city Melbourne school striking. C[pounds sterling]The weather and environment is really amazing,C[yen] Allie Crocker-Kloet of Strathcona said.

It may be the winter term at RGGS, but the girls enjoyed a trip to the beach on their first weekend here and were looking forward to another visit and maybe a swim. …

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