Clontarf pupils sail in to help museum

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The Clontarf Academy volunteers with Broome Historical Society Elaine Rabbitt.
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The Broome Historical Society experienced some good old-fashioned chivalry and generosity when Clontarf Academy students paid them a visit.

Last Thursday, Clontarf students from across the Kimberley visited the Broome Museum and helped erect shade sails around the museum’s courtyard.

The visit was part of a reward trip to Broome for students who had kept up their school attendance and good behaviour.

Broome Historical Society president Elaine Rabbitt said it was fantastic for the Clontarf Academy to show initiative and come to help out.

“They actually contacted us instead of us seeking assistance from them,” she said.

“It’s a really good thing, because I think most of the boys haven’t been to the museum and they get a chance to have a look at what’s on offer as well as do a good deed.

“It’s fantastic to see the Clontarf Foundation contributing to the community in this way since we are a not-for-profit organisation.

“Hopefully this can also help bridge the generational gap.”

One of the visiting volunteers, Taylin Bin Busu from the East Kimberley Clontarf Academy, said going on trips around the region and helping others had been very rewarding.

“It’s a lot of fun being able to explore other parts of the Kimberley, aside from Kununurra, where I’m from,” he said.

“It’s awesome to see the different scenery and meet new people in different towns.

“We’ve all come together to work in a team and smash out a few shade sails.”

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