Yabby trip engages students

November 22, 2017

Xander Wojcik and Jack Clark are fascinated by the yabbies.

Easten Henderson, Xander Wojcik and Jack Clark pose for a photo with their new yabby friends.

Kiarna Morehu and Ola Ah Far sit at the bank.

Sumera Ali and Nida Ali Bangash put out a line.

Zaki Anwar holds up a chicken neck.

Cayden Denman and Adam Kennedy go yabbying.

Saif Bakhiet holds a monster yabby.

Gowrie St Primary School students learned about yabbying with Shepparton Central Rotary Club.

Gowrie Street Primary School students squirmed, squealed and widened their eyes in wonder during a Rotary-led yabbying excursion on Monday.

A joint initiative between Shepparton Central Rotary Club and the Lighthouse Project, the Year 6 students regularly take part in excursions with volunteers across the region.

Rotary member Geoff Dobson said his chapter members were among hundreds of volunteers around Shepparton doing their part to engage children through sailing, bushwalking, fishing and local museum tours.

‘‘It helps to look after some of the young people who might need somebody to talk to and we’re there and today we’ll be mentoring a few of the kids,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s about engaging them and putting them in a situation they’ve never been in before, something enjoyable and not out of their comfort zone.

‘‘It shows them a different slant on life than what they might be used to.’’

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