INDIGENOUS students from Tropical North Queensland communities have enjoyed a day on the Great Barrier Reef thanks to Cairns-based sailing operator Passions of Paradise.
The group set out as part of a reward program run by AFL Cape York House which recognises students for strong school attendance figures.
“This was the first time these teenagers have travelled to the Great Barrier Reef on a tour vessel and we enjoyed showing them why people travel from all over the world to experience the colours of the Reef this way,” said Passions of Paradise chief executive officer Scotty Garden.
Ten boys from the senior school, pictured, travelled with Passions of Paradise after achieving 94% attendance levels during the past school term.
AFL Cape York House in Cairns hosts students from remote communities in the Torres Strait, Kowanyama, Aurukun, Wujal Wujal, Hopevale, Lockhart River and Mornington Island.