This year, twenty-nine students, three staff and two parents participated in the annual Year 9 Central Australia trip.
They travelled to Alice Springs, Western MacDonnell Ranges (Ellery Creek Big Hole, Glen Helen, Finke River, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge), Kings Canyon, the Lilla indigenous community (10kms for Kings Canyon), Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Cultural events included the Lilla waterhole cultural walk, welcome to the country smoking in ceremony, learning about the significance of the land to the people, dot painting and telling stories through paintings.
Community service works involved clearing buffle grass and creating gardens to allow the native plants to flourish, internal painting of a house, levelling the ground, and digging holes in preparation for the playground to be erected.
Recently, Reg Ramsden, the owner of the remote tour company who organises the Lilla experience, visited Braemar College. He met with students who have completed the trip over the last four years, and spoke about what a difference our school is making to the Lilla community.