In the past week, a group of year 10 students from Salesian College Sunbury participated in the Reporters Academy at the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. They were accompanied by Michelle Adamson and Fr Will Matthews, Rector and the Provincial Delegate for Social Communications in Australia and Pacific.
These students had been prepared and selected to be part of this once in a life time opportunity. They worked hard night and day to make themselves proud, and their school in a professional manner. They were an excellent group of young people who looked out for each other and worked as a team. A group of university students from Samoa also worked alongside with the Salesian students.
They were not the only ones involved in the games. The students of Don Bosco Technical School in Alafua Samoa also took the centre stage both in opening and closing ceremonies. It was great to see two Salesian schools representing and presenting at the games.
The Salesian students and staff were warmly welcomed and accommodated at the Don Bosco in Alafua during the games. They enjoyed warm hospitality by the priests and Brothers the Alafua Community.
Apart from the busyness of the games and reporting, they were also able to look around the island and visit some Salesian places including a new Salesian primary school in Malololeilei. They also had some quality time on pristine beaches soaking up the picturesque natural beauty of Samoa.
The tired looking crew touched down in Melbourne early on Sunday morning after an arduous journey from Samoa via Auckland overnight. The were welcomed by a deputy principal of the college at the airport, and their parents at the college.
Follow them on their bolg.