Mr Richard Dobrenov | Deputy Principal & Head of Senior School
Mrs Melissa Bellingham | VET Coordinator
Last week the Year 10 Hospitality class headed off over the “Gap” to Summer Land Camel Farm for an experience like no other.
Once we arrived at the Camel Farm, we embarked on a tour through Australia’s largest camel farm and were given an inside look at its daily operation, which included the camel milk, dairy, processing, and production facilities. We were also lucky enough to see quite a number of new baby camels in the nursery area of the farm.
During the 90-minute tour, our students learned about camels and Australia’s camel history, had an in-depth tour of the dairy, breeding and camel milk production areas and learned about the Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing side of the operations. They were also treated to a tasting of their award-winning Camel Milk, Persian Feta and Camel Meat Salami at the Homestead Café.
After lunch and a spot of camel farm souvenir shopping, we finished off the day with some camel feeding – I’m not sure who enjoyed this more the camels or the students.
It was a wonderful experience and day out in the picturesque Scenic Rim, and going by the positive feedback from the students on the bus on the way back to school; one I am sure we will do again.