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Archive for April 2013

"We are Sailing"

“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ― Van Morrison With the sun in the sky and the wind in your sails you can almost feel poetic! The students have enjoyed better conditions during the last two sailing lessons and…

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Criminology and Psychology day

Year 6 enjoyed a day of criminal investigation on Friday. They used a variety of techniques to help uncover the criminal mastermind who had stolen the schools prized sports trophy! These techniques included Soil mineral analysis, Blood group analysis, creation of casts from footprints and the use of polygraph tests to help identify lies under…

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Madagascar – 'journeys end'

The final day in our hotel near Toliary, many students enjoyed snorkling on the coral reef and the beautiful sunset over the Mozambique Channel. Pictured with the students above our very capable guide ‘Ludo’. His local knowledge of flora and fauna (along with more practical issues of food etc) proved invaluable.

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Madagascar up-date (2)

The internet connections are predictably few and far between. However we have now travelled to the South of Madagascar through some spectacular scenery.The journey south from Antsirabe took us to Fianaratsoa, here the students stayed at the Lac Hotel, a beautiful setting. In the morning there was a visit to the local tea plantation at…

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Madagascar up-date

After landing in Tan, students were transferred to the coach waiting outside, the luggage was loaded onto the roof, this coach is the one we are using throughout the trip. Lemur island and a walk in a section of Rainforest proved to be a fantastic hands on experience! Students were fortunate enough to see 5…

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Madagascar – bon voyage!

Students from St Mary’s College depart for Madagascar on Friday afternoon (5th April). Although it is expected that there will be limited internet access, parents, staff and community should be able to  stay in touch with the group through the College Facebook and Blog. The group have raised money over the last few months and…

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