Our Kimberley Classroom
"The Martuwarra Fitzroy River is the kind of place where an hour feels like a hundred years, but a day feels like it passes in the blink of an eye." - Elizabeth
connections, conservation, culture and creativity
MLC students are able to connect with nature, express their creativity, learn about conservation and deepen their understanding of Indigenous culture and history through our unique Outdoor and Outdoor and Environmental Education experiences.
Our first Kimberley Wilderness Experience this year allowed Years 10–12 students to visit some of the most remote and pristine parts of the state. To begin the nine day experience, the group was hosted by one of our generous MLC boarding families who took the girls net fishing at their local wetland. The students then attended the Mowanjum festival in Derby, a celebration of local culture through song and dance.
The days that followed were spent at the Australian Wildlife Conservancies (AWC) Mornington Wilderness Camp and Charnley River Station where the students paddled down the mighty Martuwarra Fitzroy River and camped along the banks. They learnt about conservation practises in the local area from AWC ecologists, swam in tranquil waterholes and shared many laughs with their friends.
"You get to paddle along these really long stretches and just get lost in your mind." - Zoe
Tracks Extension Programmes
Each of our distinctive Tracks Outdoor Education and Environmental Education extension experiences allow students to explore some of the State’s most remarkable natural environments, including Shark Bay, the Abrolhos Islands, Nullagine, Kalbarri, Mount Gibson, Wooleen Station and the Kimberley. Tailored for the group and location, each experience focuses on connections, conservation, culture and creativity, and provides MLC students with unforgettable learnings and memories.