Turning Point School Blog
A group of 18 Turning Point middle school students are participating in a Summer Service trip to the Fiji islands, where they are learning about some of the challenges faced by the island nation and helping to preserve Fiji’s beautiful marine ecosystem.
Here is a diary from Day 7 of their trip:
This afternoon we said moce (good-bye) to Somosomo and the friends that we made in the village.
Yesterday we placed our coral bed and our fish houses on the reef off of Dollar Beach. Before placing our coral beds, we spent the morning snorkeling while our group leaders clipped stag horn coral for our planting. We all saw amazing coral, lots of fish, and one group saw a turtle.
In the afternoon, we learned about Fiji’s semi-diurnal tides and explored the tide pools and kayaked. We also had a wrap up discussion about our service and how we can apply what we have learned to our lives at home.
This morning we woke before dawn and hiked to the summit of a majestic overlook and observed the sunrise with twenty minutes of silence. Before leaving the island, we had a final kava ceremony.
We are now on the ferry looking forward to our pizza dinner in Nadi Bay.