Year 12 Geography Excursion

The Year 12 Geography class was lucky enough to venture to the ALCOA mine in Pinjarra last Tuesday. The class was able to gain first hand experience of the change in land cover and the rehabilitation of the environment from this change in land cover. The day consisted of a quick Maccas stop, then a tour of the mine sites with a tour guide explaining the operations that were occurring within the mine. Next we got off the bus to explore and compare the different stages of forest rehabilitation and finally enjoyed a quick tour of the refinery, the final stage in the process, converting bauxite to alumina. My fellow classmate, Joe-Massimo Del Re, described the excursion, “ I learnt so much and this first hand experience will really come in handy for my future assessments.”

James Kerr, Year 12 Geography student