The BBC Knowledge Magazine School Challenge 2017, sponsored by Tourism Australia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, strives to inspire youths to be curious about their environment through education tours. Many eager students were tested on topics ranging from nature, science and history in Australia. The winning team together went on their journey to Melbourne, Victoria to learn more.
They experienced a specially created itinerary packed with activities that showcased the unique aspects of Victoria that not every visitor to Australia sees. Their story and experiences have been featured in the magazines BBC Earth and Escape.
Sights-n-Venture offers customised versions of such a tour year round. Unlike Malaysia, Victoria, Australia has four distinct seasons throughout the year. In fact, it is said that Melbourne sometimes has four seasons in one day, because it can be cold and rainy one minute and then become bright and hot the next. Be prepared with a sweater even in the summer just in case a “cold-change” comes through.
The BBC group visited in March, which is Melbourne’s summer. Of course the best time for penguin watching is actually in the winter. Thankfully it doesn’t snow in Melbourne, but it can get quite cold when watching the Penguin Parade as they come in from the chilly Tasman Sea. It’s an incredibly unique experience, but it requires you to sit on the beach as the sun sets, which means you’ll need to bring your wool beanie (or buy a cute penguin themed one from the gift shop).
The experienced team at Sights-n-Venture has been creating customised itineraries for student groups coming to Australia for over 25 years. They know how to balance fun with education and ensure everyone comes home with stories to tell. Click through below to see more about the BBC itinerary and request a customised version for your student group.
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