Jet-setting East Loddon P-12 College students on trips of a lifetime

JET-SETTERS: Georgia Walsh, Caitlyn Hocking and Ella Hocking are set for overseas adventures. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

JET-SETTERS: Georgia Walsh, Caitlyn Hocking and Ella Hocking are set for overseas adventures. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Three year 7 students at the East Loddon P-12 College will get a taste of different cultures when they embark on overseas adventures.

East Loddon P-12 College Principal Steve Leed said international travel opportunities had a strong flow-on effect for other students, and the school was incredibly proud of their jet-setting pupils. 

Georgia Walsh will represent Australia in the Kettle Bell Marathon World Championships in Denmark, which runs from December 2 to 4.

Georgia took up the sport, which involves lifting a weight as many times as possible in an hour, less than a year ago and will compete in the 15 to 17-year-old division of the championships.

ADVENTURE: East Loddon P-12 College student Georgia Walsh and teacher Hayley Lethlean are heading to Denmark for the Kettle Bell Marathon World Championships.

ADVENTURE: East Loddon P-12 College student Georgia Walsh and teacher Hayley Lethlean are heading to Denmark for the Kettle Bell Marathon World Championships.

She said that while she was nervous about the challenge the competition would present, she was counting down the sleeps in anticipation.

Georgia has undertaken a rigorous training program of five sessions a week, even training twice a week during her school lunch breaks. 

Meanwhile, Caitlyn Hocking will soon fly to America as part of the Lions Youth Exchange Program.

The program sees children live in different countries, with other families associated with Lions International. Recently, two other students from East Loddon P-12 College participated in the program.

The aim of the program is to create a spirit of understanding among the world's people. 

A third student, Ella Hocking, recently departed for her exchange trip to Germany, where she will spend three months. 

Ella has studied German since prep, and her trip presents a further opportunity to strengthen her grasp on the language.

The school said it promotes and applauds the bravery of the students to place themselves outside the comfort of their own homes.

Teacher Sarah Byrne said she was incredibly proud of the three young students.

"Whilst there will be ups and downs during their travels, they will return with stories to tell and long-lasting memories," she said.

"I am quite jealous."

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