The Outback Queensland Education Experience Program was established in 2011 to encourage teachers to take their students to Outback Queensland and integrate its rich history and heritage into school learning. It provides the opportunity for students to learn from and give back to Outback communities by experiencing life on the land.
The scheme provides a subsidy of up to $150 per student to assist financially toward a school camp in Outback Queensland.
The subsidy is available upon application to all Queensland schools taking students in Years 1 to 12 on a camp within the boundary of Outback Queensland. ‘Outback Queensland’ is defined as the local government areas of:
- Flinders, Richmond, McKinlay, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie, Bulloo, Croydon, Etheridge, Burke and Carpentaria.
The Outback Queensland Education Handbook provides links to the syllabus and is a valuable resource that aligns themes of Outback Queensland with the Australian school curriculum in the form of fact sheets, activities and itineraries.
The scheme is currently open for applications until 31 December 2021.
Find out more and apply here: https://teq.queensland.com/destinations/outback-queensland/outback-education-subsidy-scheme/outback-education-subsidy