On Friday 13 November, our Year 3 Cohort embarked on an exciting adventure to visit Sea World. Another opportunity to spend time together as a group, make new memories and continue to develop our friendships, Sea World did not disappoint!

Students began the day with a visit to Shark Bay where Marine Education Officers shared insights about the alarming facts around pollution, climate change and what our world will look like in years to come if we don’t take ACTION and make changes now. This experience certainly consolidated the research and investigation students had undertaken during their Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry. After exploring and spotting sharks, rays, fish, and turtles we headed to the Ray Reef Exhibit. A highlight of our visit was getting to carefully touch the stingrays as they swam past, as well as watching feeding time!

After a quick Morning Tea break, we arrived at the amazing Affinity Dolphin Show. We very much enjoyed watching these beautiful animals as they performed and showed us how clever they really are. Taking a pitstop for some yummy lunch left us ready for some fun in the afternoon! Heading off in our small groups, students ventured around the park to enjoy all the park had to offer. Even Miss Russell and Mrs Skinner went on the Storm Coaster more than once!

To finish our spectacular day, students explored Polar Bear Shores, Penguin Encounter Exhibit and The Sea Jelly’s. Sea World met all our expectations and was a fantastic way for our students to spend time with one another, enjoy the thrill seeking rides, see and learn about the beautiful animals and most of all have fun.

Upon reflecting on the day’s events, student comments included:

“Year 3 had an amazing time learning about the marine animals and creatures. When we went on the Storm Coaster, it was so good that Miss Russell went on it too. 3R liked learning about the ocean and wanted to know more!”

“I've never had so much fun on a school day with my school friends! Sea World was a unique and interesting experience learning about pollution and seeing the trainers and keepers have a bond with the marine animals was unbelievable.”

“Our trip to Sea World was amazing with the extraordinary animals teaching us about the marine life. When we went to the rides, Mrs Millican went on a mini roller coaster and didn’t want to go on one again!”

The Year 3 Teachers were extremely proud of how the Year 3 students represented Somerset College off campus, and thoroughly enjoyed the day together!

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