Fairbridge keeps the flag flying at Pt Peron

Premier Mark McGowan with David Russell and Mirina Muir.
Premier Mark McGowan with David Russell and Mirina Muir.

PREMIER Mark McGowan checked in at a much-loved Rockingham school camp site to see how it is faring under new management.

Point Peron Camp School is now run by Fairbridge WA and is still as popular as ever.

The group was selected through a tender process by the government to operate six camp schools in Bridgetown, Dampier, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Pemberton and Point Peron.

The Point Peron camp site was formally handed over to Fairbridge WA on December 31, 2018.

The organisation specialises in camp accommodation and outdoor education and has an emphasis on helping disadvantaged young people.

Fairbridge WA chief executive David Russell told Mr McGowan of the camp’s progress.

He said things had been progressing well and the camp had been as busy as ever, at times producing 600 meals a day for camp attendees.

Mr Russell had requested a state flag to fly at the camp school site and Mr McGowan formally presented it.

“Fairbridge WA is a good fit to take on the operation of our camp school sites and their staff are committed to providing students from all schools in WA with an affordable and high quality camp experience,” Mr McGowan said.

“I’m pleased to visit the Point Peron site since the handover and see first-hand how they are operating under Fairbridge’s management.”

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