In week 9 of Term 2 our Year 12 Health and Medical Specialist Program students ventured up north to Broome, working with La Grange Remote Community School.
Their first experience of Broome was a cultural tour of the mangroves where they learned traditional stories and ate local delicacies by campfire. Next day was a road trip to Bidyadanga Health Centre where students spoke with a doctor, nurses and staff about their roles and the challenges and rewards of providing health services in a remote setting. The group then delivered health promotion workshops on dental hygiene, physical activity and more, to students at La Grange Remote Community School. This was followed by a cultural tour of Bidyadanga by local elders – an amazing experience.
The rest of the week involved a movie experience at historic Sun Pictures outdoor cinema, a tour of Broome Hospital and Notre Dame University’s nursing and allied health facilities, a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service where students watched two PC12 aircraft arrive, chatted with staff, and saw their state-of-the-art training resources. A trip to Broome wouldn’t be complete without riding the camels. Many thanks to Broome Camp School and staff all venues for a fantastic camp.