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    Year 12 VCAL Excursion

    Article by Mr John Clatworthy

    Year 12 VCAL Excursion

    On Thursday 13th of February the Year 12 VCAL students went on an excursion to visit a variety of businesses around the Bellarine Peninsula. 

    Our first destination was Daniel’s Donuts in Portarlington where we had a presentation on the background of the business and other information including operational structures, marketing and their production process including the 40 different flavours of donuts. 

    In Queenscliff we were fortunate enough to visit the Shellfish Hatchery, watching a video on how mussels and oysters are produced. The presenter, Kim then went into further detail giving us their daily routines in what needs to be done in order for this business to continue to be successful. After this intriguing talk with Kim we then took the bus and had lunch in Queenscliff.

    Shortly after we had lunch we proceeded to Drysdale Cheese Farm and met Corinne and Peter who introduced us to their farm. They proceeded to explain how they milk and feed the goats, providing us with an opportunity to give lucerne branches for the goats to feed on. After the wonderful time we had spent at the farm we decided it was time to visit our last destination, Little Wings Bakery

    The bakery is a small two year old family run business that makes artisan bread, but has other plans to grow in the near future hoping to open up more shops. Shae, the daughter of the parent’s business, showed us around their store, and how they operate day to day. 

    Overall we obtained a lot of knowledge and the trip was a great experience on giving us an insight on what it is like to run a business and work within a variety of different industries.

    John Clatworthy

     

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