More than a Race Around Town

Once again the Perth International Student Festival brought out the best in Central students with volunteers and participants making it a day to remember.

There were activities galore surrounding the Perth Cultural Centre to celebrate the cultural diversity that international students bring to Perth and Central alike. The day also provided Central Event Management students the valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in running an event.

Central students assisted in running the festival and used what they had learnt to ensure the day ran smoothly. From marshaling students for the beginning of the City Challenge to running the food stalls, Central students made sure the day went on without a hitch.

The festival, a not for profit event orchestrated by {Study} Perth brings together newly arrived and established international students from school, university, and college. The carnival atmosphere provided a great place to meet people outside of study and learn more about what Perth has to offer.

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The main event for the day featured the City Challenge, an amazing race style scavenger hunt across the streets of the CBD. Students teamed up in groups of two to solve clues and take photos, all while gaining a better knowledge of local life in Perth.

Prizes were awarded for the best-dressed team as well as first, second and third place getters. Central student Atiqah Mohammed Rafie took out third place amongst tough competition as she and her partner blitzed the course.

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The rest of the day featured food stalls with cuisine from around the world, close encounters with native Australian animals, community stalls from ANZ, West Coast Eagles and the WA police, music and a padded gladiator style, boxing ring. Students spent the day investigating the stalls and testing their strength and skill in the boxing ring to he entertainment of the crowd.

The day concluded with Lord Mayor of Perth Lisa Scaffidi honouring international student contribution and congratulating the winners of the City Challenge.

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