On 17 April 2019, twelve Coonabarabran High School students participated in a 9-day tour of Vietnam where they explored historical and cultural sites across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Students enjoyed exploring the food and culture as well as obtaining invaluable first-hand information about Vietnamese life and experiences of the Vietnam War. Of particular interest were the visits to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and Presidential Palace complex, the Hoa Loa Prison Museum (better known as the Hanoi Hilton), visiting a local school for disadvantaged and street children, exploring the Mekong Delta through a Homestay, the commemoration ceremony at Long Tan, and meeting a Vietnamese veteran from the Vietnam War. Excursion organiser Dr Michael Armstrong commended the students for their excellent attitude to experiencing and trying new things, for their respectful manner, and for making the most of the opportunities they were provided.
more photos from Vietnam trip below: