Natural Bridge waterfall on the New South Wales-Queensland border.
A drive to the ancient forest at Springbrook National Park was a beautiful way for the Upper-intermediate class to start their week. With music pumping their teacher, Andrew, drove the school van from the blue beaches of Byron Bay to the green and misty mountains of Springbrook.
In the forest our students walked through a primeval forest with some trees said to be 3,000 years old. It is easy to imagine dinosaurs walking through this wilderness!
At BBELS we always try to take students outside of the classroom and into these local areas so that they can understand a little bit more about the Australian culture, wildlife and lifestyle. We think that this helps our students adapt to life in Australia and it also builds friendships between students in the class. Every trip also includes lessons introducing students to vocabulary and grammar that can be used while out in the field.
Thanks to our student Morgane for these photos.