Aussie experience: South Korean High School students visiting Murwillumbah made damper yesterday at Wollumbin High School.
Aussie experience: South Korean High School students visiting Murwillumbah made damper yesterday at Wollumbin High School. Crystal Spencer

Students get taste of culture

TWENTY visiting high school students from Korea yesterday showed their hands at making damper – then tasting the Aussie bread.

The South Korean students who are taking part in an annual cultural exchange with Wollumbin High School were welcomed to the school at a special assembly along with three of their teachers.

School administration officer Sue Turner said the group from Wollumbin High's sister school Cheongju Foreign Language High School will spend 10 days with families from Wollumbin High School, sharing educational and cultural experiences.

“The two schools annually visit each other through a cultural exchange program,” Ms Turner said.

“While at Wollumbin High School, the students experience regular and special lessons learning about local and Australian geography, extending their English, learning Australian songs, making damper, wood work and attending sport.”

She said the school held a special assembly where the Wollumbin High Aboriginal dance team and school band entertained the Koreans.

Their principal Mr Cho also joined his students for a day and spoke at the assembly.

Ms Turner said the group has also visited Crabbes Creek Primary School and a Tweed Valley farm to experience a working farm along with Australian farm animals. The students would also have a fun-filled day visiting Dreamworld.

Next year Wollumbin students are due to visit the Korean school.



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