Today, Lexis Brisbane students were lucky to have Scott from Surf Life Saving Queensland come to the school to give a presentation on water safety. He spoke very seriously about the dangers of Australian beaches and other places where there is water. His main messages were:
1. ONLY swim between the red and yellow flags.
2. If you need help, ASK for it.
He let students know about a new mobile phone app called BEACHSAFE, which can tell you which beaches have lifeguards and at what times, current weather information and more. It is available in 72 languages. In the photo above, Saud is reading it in Arabic! You can find it here: http://beachsafe.org.au/
“I studied at Lexis Brisbane for two months, which sadly isn’t that long. I was in the Upper-Intermediate and Advanced classes, which I really enjoyed. Even more fun was my Option Class. My teachers were great and always super friendly.
I stayed with a host family in a close suburb. MY FAMILY IS AWESOME. It always felt like a home when they welcomed me after school and when we had dinner together. They took me to a lot of places and events, and we had a great time together.
I’ve hardly ever felt so comfortable and integrated into a community, especially because there were people from all around the world.
After my time at Lexis, I’ll spend two months in South-East Asia, where I will do some travelling and working. I got the opportunity to work as a volunteer in different villages near Phuket, where I will be teaching English – or at least try it! I’m sure I’ll have a great time and a lot of new experiences. I’m excited about the great food I’ll have there, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the children smile.”
Lukas (on right) with his Upper-Intermediate teacher Drew.
Have a fantastic time Lukas, and best of luck! We’ll miss your smiles and your happy, positive attitude. – from the Lexis team.