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course overview

This course aims to introduce students to the numerous unique and famous animals that call Australia home as well as gain an appreciation for our fragile ecosystems, our impact on it, and what we can do to preserve it for the future. Students will gain this knowledge through discussion based lectures, fun in class activities and games, and hands on workshops on and off campus.

They will develop research and critical thinking skills as well as persuasive skills. Through team based and group activities students will learn both how to work as a team and act as leaders to achieve shared goals.

This course aims to introduce students to the numerous unique and famous animals that call Australia home as well as gain an appreciation for our fragile ecosystems, our impact on it, and what w...

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Students will learn a gain deeper appreciation for the earth and the creatures we share it with while having fun interacting with Australia’s famous animals.
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INTRODUCTION
See a kangaroo, wave to koalas, be transported to the depths of the ocean and Australia’s great barrier reef. Students get an all new kind of hands on education.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Learn that our actions affect our world, both positively and negatively. Learn about the importance of biodiversity, in Australia and around the world, and how to protect it.
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KEY CONCEPTS
Students learn about the history of the earth, biodiversity, pollution and climate change. Most importantly students learn they can make a difference!
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OUTCOME
Students will develop action plans to reduce their schools’ or communities carbon footprint and then participate in a finale night where students talk about what Mother Nature means to them.

course date

June 27 - July 17
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

12 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

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July 4 - July 17
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

12 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

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July 12 - July 25
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

12 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

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August 2 - August 15
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

12 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

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August 16 - August 29
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

12 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

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Duration Age range Class size Price

June 27 - July 17

Sun - Sat

12 - 17 years old
25 students max

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July 4 - July 17

Sun - Sat

12 - 17 years old
25 students max

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July 12 - July 25

Sun - Sat

12 - 17 years old
25 students max

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August 2 - August 15

Sun - Sat

12 - 17 years old
25 students max

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August 16 - August 29

Sun - Sat

12 - 17 years old
25 students max

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Sample 2-Week Schedule

Morning lessons Afternoon activity Evening activity

DAY 1 | Arrival

Check-in & Campus Tour

Welcome Party

DAY 2 | Sydney City Tour

Sydney City Tour

Free & Easy

DAY 3 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Origin of our Earth

Macquarie University Amazing Race

Movie Night

DAY 4 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Exotic Plants

Aussie Beach Culture

Free & Easy

DAY 5 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Australia's Wild Animals

Environment Workshop

Trivia Kahoot! Quiz Night

DAY 6 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Food & Carbon Footprint

University of Sydney Visit

Aussie Birthday Games

DAY 7 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Renewable Energy

Campus Sports

Free & Easy

DAY 8 | Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Trivia Kahoot! Quiz Night

DAY 9 | Hyde Park, St Mary Cathedral

Hyde Park, St Mary Cathedral

Finale Night Briefing & Nutbush Dance

DAY 10 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Water & The Earth

Aboriginal Art Workshop

Life Skills - First Aid

DAY 11 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Where Plastic Ends Up & Its Impact

Sydney Aquarium & Darling Harbour

Public Speaking & Talent Show Practice

DAY 12 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Climate Change & Wildlife

Queen Victoria Building & Chinatown

Public Speaking & Talent Show Practice

DAY 13 | Environment & Wildlife Lesson - Recap & School Action Plan

Self-Practice For Finale Night

Finale Night / Talent Show / Presentation of Certificates

DAY 14 | Checkout & Departure

What Our Students Are Saying

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What Our Students Are Saying

I really like learning about the environment. I want to help protect the sea animal and all the animals on our planet. I want to go home and learn more about helping saving the environment.

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What Our Students Are Saying

My favourite part of camp was when we went down to the beach to help the local students do a beach clean up. The beach was so beautiful and even more beautiful when we had finished it!

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What Our Students Are Saying

I love my teacher Ms Mel. She is so funny and makes the class so much fun. I want my classes at school to be like her class.

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What Our Students Are Saying

My teacher is Ms Emily. I love to study in her class because she is really comfortable and really friendly and one of my favorite classes was learning about all the different animals in Australia, especially the Great Barrier Reef.  I didn’t know much about it before her lessons but now i want to try my best to help the environment

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What Our Students Are Saying

I loved going to bondi beach the best. It was so much fun and I got to play games with my friends. We learned about looking after the beach and the ocean too and that was really interesting.

    FAQs

    Yes, it is compulsory. Our terms and conditions require you/ students buy comprehensive travel insurance covering overseas medical expenses and contents. We will ask for proof of such insurance policies from you for all students prior to accepting them to our camp.

    Students should pack clothes appropriate for the weather in the destination city during the holiday camps. Note that London could be chilly all year round, so always bring something warm, just in case. Students should also pack at least one set of formal wear/shoes for the Finale Night. Students are recommended to bring a hoodie or light jacket as classrooms are often air-conditioned and sometimes students may feel cold. Students are also recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes as students will do a lot of walking in destination cities. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we also ask students to bring refillable water bottles that they can carry with them on excursions. Our destination countries may have differently shaped power outlets and voltages than your home country. Students should bring a power adapter along with whatever other chargers or electronic devices they may need. We also recommend students to pack props which they may want to use in their Talent Show.

    Our students have a full programme of classes and activities, and as such we know where they are. At night time, we will also have checking procedure to make sure all students are in their rooms.

    Yes, we will provide 24/7 emergency number to your camp escorting teachers/ adults and students.

    All students and their activities are covered under our public liability insurance. At the same time, all students attending BlueSky camp are required to buy comprehensive travel insurance which cover overseas medical expenses, personal content etc…

    Students will be attended at all time by your own escorting teachers/ adults, as well as our camp managers and facilitators. Our hostels are typically equipped with surveillance system and guards. Students are not allowed to be out after 10:00pm.

    Yes, all of our meal providers are able to meet any dietary needs. Please fill in the health information form attached in our student registration form.

    Boys and girls will be placed in separate rooms. They could be on different floors or on the same floor. Typically escorting teachers/adults may stay on the same floor as students for easy group control, and on-site staff regularly check to make sure students are safe and in their rooms.

    Depending on the allocation of hostels and classrooms, classes and hostels may be at the same university or school, or otherwise.

    Our Camp Facilitators are trained to run fun-filled team-building activities. Debriefing after the activities will help students to understand main leadership & team-building learning points.

    We have a carefully selected list of attractions at destination cities to give students a chance to get to know the city, as well as to visit educational centres, historical monuments and museums. Visits to famous universities and college campuses have also inspired our students to strive for academic excellence.

    Check out our photo galleries to see our participants in action, and see our detailed schedule for the full course details.

    Yes, Blue Sky staff operate according to Child Safeguarding laws and best practice. Students will be supervised at all times with staff staying in the same accommodation as our students. Additionally, group leaders accompanying students will also stay in the same accommodation to ensure appropriate cover.

    All courses will offer a minimum of 12 hours of cultural workshop lessons or Leadership and Public Speaking classes per week.

    Maximum class-size is 25 students in Singapore and Sydney camps, and 20 students in London camps.

    Our students generally come from all over the world. Naturally, for Singapore and Australia camps, more students from the Asia Pacific region are expected due to their geographical locations.

    Yes, students will receive a certificate of completion if their attendance is at least 90% of classes. We require students to attend all classes, except due to health reasons.

    It's not unusual for children, especially younger ones away from home for the first time, to feel homesick the first few days. Most get over it quickly and go on to have a wonderful time. We provide structure and keep campers busy from the moment they arrive, which helps to shift their focus away from home to new friends and having fun. By the end of the first week, the routine is familiar and the homesickness has passed for the majority of campers.

    Yes, they are allowed to call parents during the evening before bed and if there is an emergency. We encourage both parents and students to not be in constant contact throughout the day as it is distracting from their lessons and activities.

    In all our years of running programmes, we have never suffered a major incident. In the course of outdoor activities, our staff are trained in first aid and will always try to prevent accidents like knee scrapes and falls.

    BlueSky is insured by public liability insurance but for individual students they should purchase their own travel and medical insurance. A detailed policy schedule is available at https://www.bluesky-education.com/policy.html.

    At every camp we will have at least one trained first aider who will be present on site and during all activities and excursions. In the dormitories, our staff conduct regular checks throughout the day and night, with a roll count in the morning and before lights out.

    Our participants range from 7 to 18 years old, and we will pair them up by similar age and gender.

    Participants should be able to communicate in basic English and are able to move around easily within the campus. Note that some campuses are not wheelchair friendly. They should also have individual travel documents with at least 6 months validity, and possess the relevant visas for entry into the respective countries. Please see the country pages for more information.

    If you are keen to sign up for a programme, you are encouraged to do so online at the course page. All courses are priced in USD.

    You will be issued a receipt upon signup, and we will contact you within 24 hours to verify your registration and answer any queries you may have. If you haven’t received any emails or calls from us, please let us know at support@blueskyeducation.com

    We regret that we are only able to accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or telegraphic transfers. Please contact us if you wish to make a telegraphic transfer.

    If you are withdrawing from a programme 90 days before its commencement, you can get a full refund minus the administrative fees charged by the credit card company/bank. You will be allowed a refund of 50% for cancellations within 90 days, and no refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks from commencement.

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