This 7 day immersion program is designed for schools looking to make a difference in the indigenous community. Students will be introduced to the stunning landscape of central Australia and develop their understanding and appreciation of our unique indigenous people and their relationship to the land.
Another highlight is the opportunity to form relationships with the Lilla and Ulpinyali children at the local Watarrka Aboriginal School through classroom interaction and sporting activities.
This tour is suitable for secondary school students. Participants will increase their understanding of team work and leadership, improve cultural awareness and gain a greater understanding of nature.
Teachers please note: we have made some changes to our Central Australia and Indigenous stay program for 2018 based on school feedback as follows:
We have been finding 1 night at Yulara is rushing the activities too much, especially because it is a flight arrival day and arrival times can vary quite a bit. We have now decided to allow two nights at Yulara.
The campsite at Yulara has a number of permanent tents for teachers/adults. We sleep students in a large dorm style shed/building. It has separate sleeping areas and change rooms for boys and girls however most students choose to sleep outside under the stars.
Watarrka Primary School
The Principal has been very gracious to allow our groups into the classroom due to the strong relationship built up over many years in support of the Watarrka Foundation. Whilst we can promote this as an available activity, it is not guaranteed and may depend on the teaching schedule, time of year etc. Please note that we encourage visiting schools who visit the Watarrka School to support the school in some way either through the Watarrka Foundation or directly with the school.
We can reverse this around if required, i.e. start at Alice Springs for the first night and finish with two nights at the Yulara.
We can also add a day trip along the Western MacDonnell Ranges by either adding another night’s camping at the Earth Sanctuary to make the trip 8 days, or only doing two nights at Lilla in lieu of anther night in Alice.