A new trip is a winner!

First Joint RCS Trip heads to Agnes Waters

This trip was the first of its kind – an endeavour to gather students from the 4 corners of the Rural Clinical School for a weekend of fun and relaxation by the beach, and a chance to get better acquainted with our rural brethren.

The trip started on Friday evening as 24 medical students gathered at the accommodation. All the RCS sites (apart from Hervey Bay – shame on you!) were represented. With the beach only 50m away, and spirits high, a good night was ensured for all.

Saturday saw a café brunch, long lazy swims, relaxation on the sand, beach soccer and a (new RCS record) 3 person ‘tower of glory’ being constructed in the surf with the grit, determination and devil-may-care attitude to personal safety we have come to expect from our RCS students (no students were harmed during the making of this tower).

Lunch at the tavern was followed by more beach-going, and, in honour of our new relaxed rural attitudes, a few mid-afternoon naps. Some adventurous students explored the nearby town of 1770, returning with pleasant memories and cheap souvenirs. Saturday night was heralded by the delicious smells of the BBQ followed by some star-gazing at the beach. Agnes Waters put on a brilliant light show for us – the sparkling bright lights of phosphorous algae really has to be seen to be believed.

Overall, the trip was a great chance to meet and be reunited with mates from across the RCS. We hope it’s the first of many fun and rewarding Joint RCS trips in the years to come!

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