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A Trip of a Lifetime to Vietnam and Cambodia

During the last holidays a group of senior Selwyn students enjoyed one of the best experiences  of their lives travelling together through Vietnam and Cambodia. Rosie Flynn calls it ‘The trip of a lifetime.  I learnt so much about other cultures and about myself!’

The students are unanimous that the food was one of the highlights especially ‘pho’ – a noodle soup that is the national dish of Vietnam. They also loved the fact that the street food was delicious and cost only $1!

Visiting the Killing Fields and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Vietnamese tunnels and an orphanage with children of Agent Orange victims were among the many poignant experiences the students had.

Thank you to Rochelle Urlich and Jenny Staite who organised the trip and made such an awesome experience available for our students. Both teachers felt truly proud of the way our students conducted themselves and reflected The Selwyn Way at all times; which was also constantly remarked on by the Tour Guides.

Lucy Francks, Sophie Faulkner and Emily Griffiths learning how to cook Happy Pancakes

Stephen Bayley being a Vietnamese farmer at a local farm in Hoi An

The group at Angkor Wat in Cambodia


Jack Dryden at the orphanage near Hue

Rosie Flynn inside one of the Cu Chi tunnel entrances



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