Newstead College students flying off on educational Europe trip

ABROAD: Some of the year 11 and 12 students from Newstead College who will fly off on a European adventure for 15 nights. Picture: Phillip Biggs

ABROAD: Some of the year 11 and 12 students from Newstead College who will fly off on a European adventure for 15 nights. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Grade 11 and 12 students from Newstead College are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

12 students will be jetsetting off to Europe on Tuesday, where they will travel to the UK, Italy, and Greece.

The aim of the trip will be to learn about the different cultures, languages, food, and customs of each city visited.

Students Isobel Young and Rachael Graham said they really excited for the trip.

“Very excited and kind of nervous,” Isobel said. 

“I’m looking forward to experiencing different cultures and enjoying the travel.”

“I’m looking forward to experiencing different ways of life and seeing things you don’t generally see here,” Rachael said.

Both students said they were looking forward to visiting “pretty much everywhere” in London.

All of the students were excited to leave winter behind for the European summer.

The students will also travel to Venice, Rome, and Santorini.

The 12 students will be accompanied by three teachers from the college, who have planned the itinerary.

Teacher Simone Rigby said she hoped the trip would be a great learning experience that would inspire students to undertake further travel later in life.

The Europe trip usually runs every second year. Next year, students will have the opportunity to travel to the United States.

The students will fly out of Launceston on July 10, arriving in London on July 12.

They will return to Launceston on July 25.