2010-07-01 Anders Larsen – His Year in Australia
Anders presented a slide show of his many adventures and visits to the many wonderful sights of our country. From Port Douglas to Ularu and Adelaide to Sydney, Anders has been able to make the most of his opportunities to learn about the great diversity of landscape and culture in Australia.
During his stay he became a Western Bulldogs supporter, courtesy of his first hosts John & Gail Law (Gail also achieved the unusual status of “wingmum”).
2010-04-29 Anders Larsen and Mathias Jacobs – Safari
Mathias and Anders presented a slide show of where they went on this year’s Youth Exchange safari through the centre of Australia and then along the east coast of Australia. They were escorted by 3 chaperons Gail Law, Stephen Apps and Joy Budd from the Benalla Rotary Club. There were 26 students, 18 girls and 8 boys of which 5 were short term (6 weeks) exchange students.
They set of on the 2nd April and returned on the 21st April. After starting in Shepparton they travelled to Adelaide, then to Coober Pedy, Uluru and Alice Springs. From Alice Springs they flew to Cairns, where they went out on to the Great Barrier Reef, then down the east coast to Airlie beach, Maryborough, Gold Coast, Yamba and finally Sydney. From Sydney they went to Canberra and finally back to Shepparton. They had a wonderful experience.
Pictured: Rtn Stephen Apps, Anders Larsen, President David Talbot, Mathias Jacobs and Rtn Gail Law.
Anders Larsen – Exchange Student from Denmark
Anders arrived in Melbourne in the middle of our winter and had to adjust quickly having just left Denmark at the height of their summer.
He was treated early on to seeing the sights of Australian including the glass floor view from the top of the Eureka Tower.
His first host parents were John & Gail Law. They showed Anders the big sights of Sydney including the climb to the top of the harbour bridge, the Opera House (which Anders quickly reminded us was designed by a Dane) and Taronga Park Zoo where he was lucky enough to play with the kangaroos and have a koala poo on him (almost).
His excursion around Oz continued with Gail & John taking him to Queensland here he had a crack at surfing, went to the Australia Zoo and played with some more native animals.
Anders then moved to the Miegel household and was lucky enough to visit Sydney again with them including a visit to the Centrepoint tower. He also went with them to visit South Australia including a stop at the Pioneer Village in Swan Hill and obtained the obligatory “Wanted” poster. Although he doesn’t realise it, he had a real treat with a day at the Boxing Day test cricket.
Continuing his Australiana theme, Anders has also been to the Ettamogah Pub and the Ettamogah Sanctuary to play with some more Kangaroos. They also went to Phillip Island to see the seals (they were absent on that day) but the fairy penguins put on the show they are so highly paid to do.
Anders is now with Wally & Lyn Cann and expects to be learning how to drive a school bus before he leaves Australia.
2009-08-20 – Anders Larsen - Danish Exchange student
Anders is a son of a farming family (father Poul and mother Inga) who own three farms in Denmark and one large farm in Poland. They grow wheat, barley, rape (canola) and spinach. He has three brothers, Kistian (25) who is a carpenter, Nikolaj (22) who is a student and Jakob (21) who is an electrician.
Anders will turn 17 next week on the 21st August, is in year 11 at Corowa High School and has taken up rowing as a sport whilst he is in Corowa. His Club counsellor is Stephen Apps. He is currently being hosted by Gail and John Law and his second host will be Paul and Meredith Miegel, then the Wally and Lynn Cann.