The Grade 10 Tourism students thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cape Town International. They have been learning about air and sea access to our amazing country and exploring the gateway to the Western Cape was a tangible experience.

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Staff at the airport were so welcoming and led the boys through the departure process, explaining the vastness of the Tourism Industry. Bag security was discussed at length.  The airline attendants were also very emphatic about the image you portray – the need for professional dress and faultless efficiency.

Behind the counter watching the check in procedure.

Behind the counter watching the check in procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most enlightening moment was while enjoying a milkshake and watching planes landing and taking off. We were reflecting on the pass mark a pilot needs to qualify. Most of the students felt they would prefer the pilot to have scored 100% for the final exam. The discussion turned to school and what they hoped to achieve in the year end exam. While 50% is a pass, it means you are only 50% ready for the next grade. A rather sobering thought that hit home!

Posing in one of the many interesting displays in the International arrivals hall.

Posing in one of the many interesting displays in the International Arrivals hall.

 

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