Samson: Seton Catholic Students ready for a cultural experience

Olivia Zlendic (y11), Flynn McKenzie (y10), Callum Phillips (y11) and Sontje Mangan (y10) will be heading to Thailand in December.
Olivia Zlendic (y11), Flynn McKenzie (y10), Callum Phillips (y11) and Sontje Mangan (y10) will be heading to Thailand in December.

SHARING their culture and learning together is what Seton Catholic College students hope to experience when they go to Thailand in December.

A group of 11 students will go to Ubon to experience life at St Emilie’s school and stay with families in the local village.

Year 10 student Sontje Mangan said they had been hosting a number of fundraising days to help them get there.

“All the money we raised from Seton Day went towards our trip,” she said.

“We all had a disco in the dance room and karaoke.”

Year 11 student Olivia Zlendic said when the group goes over they will give the school the money.

“We can directly give the school the money instead of donating it a charity where you are not quite sure where the money goes too,” she said.

“We will be to see where the money goes and create a cultural experience.”

Year 11 student Callum Phillips said he wanted to learn from the Thai students.

“It’s not like an English lesson but learning from each others culture,” he said.

“There will be a culture night where they will show us some of their culture and we will be sing songs and doing things that show our culture.”

In preparation for their 10 day trip the students are learning Thai.

A fundraiser Thai Dinner will be held at Seton on Friday October 26.

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