Bremer team meets a challenge with trip to Asia

MEMENTOS: Bremer State High School captain Brendan Modini, 16, has just returned from a World Challenge Team trip to Cambodia and Laos.
MEMENTOS: Bremer State High School captain Brendan Modini, 16, has just returned from a World Challenge Team trip to Cambodia and Laos. David Nielsen

IPSWICH Year 12 student Brendan Modini will be starting the new school year with greater responsibility and a fresh outlook on life.

The Newtown teenager is taking on the role of captain at Bremer State High School for 2013, and is better equipped for leadership after a pre-Christmas World Challenge 21-day trip to Cambodia and Laos.

"All seven students in the group and two teachers were from Bremer," Brendan said.

"I wanted to give back to the world and to experience a diverse country where people are either really rich or poor.

"I got a lot of life skills out of it, and learnt not to take things for granted."

Brendan said the students took responsibility for planning and organising the trip, overseeing safety, hygiene, food and transport.

"We each did our own roles. I was a leader for part of the time," he said.

"I was like a 'go-to' man - if someone had a problem, they'd come to me for help.

"I felt pushed, so I got the most out of it.

"It was full-on."

During the trip, they trekked through jungles, taught English to the local people, created artwork and built school infrastructure for disadvantaged children.

Two Bremer teachers, Louise Leabeater and Michael Green, travelled with the group.

"It was a fantastic experience," Ms Leabeater said.

"It was so successful, a real learning experience.

"We got to do two projects - we dug out a fish pond at an orphanage and also helped to build gardens at a school."

For details about World Challenge Expeditions, visit worldchallenge.com.au or phone 1300 728 568.



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Hidden Gem In Kearneys... Offers Over...
House 4 1 2
Cattleman's Country $1,455,000
House 3 1 2
No Body Corporate,Pet... $360,000
House 2 1 1
Big Bold and... $557,000
House 4 3 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
CASUAL DISTRIBUTION... $150.00
CASUAL DISTRIBUTION Deliver catalogues in your local area. Up to $150 per ...
STUDY NOW... PAY LATER! STUDY NOW... PAY LATER! Vet Fee-Help deferred payment scheme (*conditions apply) CHILDCARE ...
HC TRUCK DRIVER Thagoona Casual



Local Partners

Local Profile

Stay Connected

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Horoscopes

Virgo

You are not feeling too connected to others right now. Don’t try to pretend you are enjoying the conversation. It’s best to bow out...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save