Wow!  What a Welcome to the Water

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The recent Take A Break program this month saw students from Western English Language Schools stay at the Cottage to experience the fun, inspiration and opportunity Cottage by the Sea provides.

The Western English Language schools students are new arrivals to Australia from all over the world. More than half the students had never swum at the beach! Originating from countries like Mongolia and Afghanistan the children had never even seen a beach until they arrived in Australia.

A truly special moment was when the children were playing in the shallows a fin was spotted in the distance. Then, at the top of his lungs one of the boys yelled, “I see dolphins, they are dolphins”. Everyone watched in awe as the dolphins swam just 15 metres from the group. Wow! What an awesome first beach experience!!

Its moments like these experienced at the Cottage that will stay with these children for life.