Friendships forged during Prairiewood High School's country camp

A world away: Prairiewood's touring party at Yanco.

A world away: Prairiewood's touring party at Yanco.

IT may only be around a six to eight hour drive from their homes, but a recent visit to Yanco in south-western NSW, showed a group of Prairiewood High School students an extremely different side of life.

The group of 24 students [from years seven to 12] and teachers visited the city for four days in June as part of a teaching and leadership skills camp.

They toured Yanco Agricultural High School and enjoyed taking in the district and its people.

"We made lasting friendships on the trip," said year nine student Annie Wang.

The excursion was part of an educational partnership involving Yanco Agricultural High School and Macquarie Fields High School.

Some PHS students had the chance to teach students at Yanco Agricultural High School and Narrandera Public School.

The students were asked some interesting questions, including 'is there grass at your school' and 'does the city have animals'.

The camp also offered the students the chance to let their hair down. During a games night, school captain Derrick Tran held court, and had the audience in hysterics.

To celebrate their last night, students were treated to a barbecue, disco and bonfire. There was singing, dancing and bonding.

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