Training ship Leeuwin II arrives in Bunbury

Emily AceSouth Western Times
The STS Leeuwin II docked at Bunbury’s Outer Harbour.
Camera IconThe STS Leeuwin II docked at Bunbury’s Outer Harbour. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

The STS Leeuwin II has docked at Bunbury’s Outer Harbour after returning from the week-long Career Challenge voyage.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation chief executive officer Carol Shannon said the South West TAFE and university student participants aboard the tall ship gained valuable skills on the voyage.

“The general feedback from the participants on board our Career Challenge has been one of excitement and exhilaration,” Ms Shannon said.

“This voyage has students in a slightly older age bracket than usual, so we believe they will be able to take the skills they learned and immediately apply them to their studies and workplace.

“They seemed to have a lovely week at sea and enjoyed a pre- and post-session from two guest speakers – David Castelanelli, WA youth ambassador for 2018, and Craig Van Waardenburg, Relationships Australia facilitator.”

The public will have the opportunity to join a day sail on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. The scheduled afternoon sail has been cancelled due to possible bad weather.

A week-long Youth Explorer voyage for 14 to 25 year-olds will depart on Monday.

Ms Shannon said the ocean adventure aimed to “enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge”.

“We are an award-winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provide key life skills for young people that they will take into their studies, careers and community,” she said.

“If that’s not enough, it’s a great week at sea – you will make new friends, take on new challenges and reach new heights to help you achieve your life goals.”

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