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A day at the zoo to celebrate cultural diversity

4 April 20140 comments

Werribee Zoo picx350About 250 students from AMES West Hub spent a day at Werribee Open Range Zoo on March 20, courtesy of City West Water.

As part of Cultural Diversity Week celebrations, students were taken by bus to the Zoo, given free entry and a bus tour around the Zoo.

They were also able to mix with representatives of a number of community organisations who were sponsors or supporters of the day. These included: Victorian Multicultural Commission; MFB; Victoria Police; DEPI, Fisheries and Parks Victoria; the Australian Federal Police; and, Ambulance Victoria.

The West Hub plans to strengthen links with these community organisations through class talks and excursions to enhance students’ understanding of the vital role such groups play in Australian society.

City West Water has generously sponsored similar days over several years and students are always very grateful.

For more information on this story, contact AMES Communications on: 9938 4031.