Bushfires forgotten for a Wet'n'Wild excursion

It was wet, wild and lots of fun for Year 7 students from Winmalee High School last Friday when they were treated with the coolest end-of-year school excursion possible.

More than 120 students arrived for a whole day of fun at Wet’n’Wild Sydney — Australia’s biggest and newest water park — which has more than 40 water slides and a huge artificial beach with plenty of sand, light surf and definitely no sharks or jellyfish.

Teacher David Younan told the Gazette the school felt the students deserved a fantastic day out to end the year, particularly after the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains.

“Four of the kids lost their homes because of the bushfires and Wet’n’Wild gave them free entry passes which was great and the school provided free bus transport there and back today,” Mr Younan said.

“This is a fantastic year group, they are terrific kids, so they deserve this.”

The $120 million development at Prospect is billed as “the biggest and best water theme park ever built”.

NSW Tourism Minister George Souris said Wet’n’Wild Sydney would boost businesses and employment, as well as attracting visitors from regional areas, interstate and overseas. 

“Wet’n’Wild Sydney promises to be a great asset for western Sydney,” he said.

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