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Students Tour North Towns

Sixty students from Drekeniwai Primary School toured Savusavu and Labasa towns last Friday. It was part of their school excursion. They were from pre-school to Year 8 – some visiting
24 Nov 2014 09:41
Students Tour North Towns
Students from Drekeniwai Primary School in Cakaudrove during their field trip in Labasa Town last Friday. Photo: Seruwaia Wasaqasaqa

Sixty students from Drekeniwai Primary School toured Savusavu and Labasa towns last Friday.

It was part of their school excursion.

They were from pre-school to Year 8 – some visiting the towns for the first time.

Headteacher Miriama Raibuse said it was the student’s first trip and to visit some places in Labasa Town.

She said the trip exposed the students to new things like visiting the Labasa Corrections Centre, Fiji Forest Industries mill in Malau and the Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Labasa Mill.

“Studies should not be confined to the classroom and the students learn much better from seeing and experiencing things for themselves,” she said.

“They’ve been in the classroom the whole of the year and this field trip is a big learning experience.

“This is the first trip for most of these students to Labasa and a lot of them were excited to be in the town.”

She said the trip was funded by the Drekeniwai Women’s Club.

Its president Melaia Rova said the reason they had funded this trip because they wanted the students to observe what is out there around them.

Mrs Rova said every Wednesday in a school week, members of the club would prepare lunch and sell them in the school as part of their fundraising.

“We paid all the travelling expenses, accommodation in Labasa and food expenses.

“The money we spent on this trip was more than $3000 and we are happy to support our students in the village and we will continue to do support them because it was educational,” she said.

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