Excellent attendance and a great attitude at school led to some Year 11 Stars from Casuarina Senior College in Darwin being taken on a camp to the spectacular Kakadu National Park recently.
First stop was Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, where the girls learned more about the ecology of the wetlands, the seasonal changes, and the amazing array of wildlife that lives there.
A visit to Jabiru School and participation in a school Physical Education class with Jabiru students came next, before a visit to Ubirr – one of Kakadu National Park’s most famous walks.
Traditionally, Aboriginal people camped underneath Ubirr’s cool, rocky shelter and used the plants and animals of the nearby floodplain and East Alligator River for food, tools and medicine.
The girls enjoyed exploring the stunning ancient Indigenous rock art around Ubirr, which is believed to be over two thousand years old and is considered among the best in the world.
A glorious Ubirr sunset was a fitting end to the day and the girls all felt a deep connection to the peace and beauty of the land while watching the sun sink in the sky.
In the morning, before returning to Darwin, our Stars experienced a spectacular journey through Kakadu’s wetland on the Yellow Waters cruise, where they spotted lots of crocodiles and other local birds and animals in their natural habitat.