Queen Charlotte College
Briarna has thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Tourism Operations course, especially meeting new people from different schools. Being able to visit different tourism destinations, learning about Maori culture and the history of the places she visited during the course, have had a big impact on Briarna.
One of the highlights was a trip to Anchorage in the Abel Tasman National Park where the group experienced canyoning down the Torrent River. This was a real challenge for Briarna, where she had to “push through” despite carrying an injury, to complete the river canyoning. Briarna also loved the bush experience and seeing and listening to the birds.
The course has helped Briarna to think about her future when she finishes school. She is currently looking at opportunities for further study in Tourism or Camp America. “This course has opened by my eyes to the possibilities available in the tourism industry and how I need to take opportunities as they come along”.