Margaret River students take tour of Murdoch University | Photos

A cultural excursion saw a group of 52 Margaret River Senior High School (MRSHS) head north to Murdoch University last week for a day of learning and fun.

The Year 8 students were accompanied by three teachers, and two students from Rapids Landing Primary School.

MRSHS Chinese and Indonesian Languages Teacher Angela McCoy said students took part in a tour of the campus, as well as workshops in Saman dance and the Gamelan, a traditional Indonesian instrument.

"After half a day at Murdoch campus, we travelled to OSH5ONE Bali Modern Cuisine in Bentley for Chinese snacks cooking lessons in making spring rolls and fried chicken wontons followed by traditional Indonesian buffet lunch, 'Nasi Tumpeng'," Ms McCoy said.

"Mrs Lucia Agnes, the restaurant owner, explained the cultural significance of 'Nasi Tumpeng' before we sat down to enjoy lunch.

The cone-shaped rice dish is served with a range of accompaniments and is an important part of Indonesian culture, with various elements symbolising the mountains, the sun, fire, and other aspects of religion and folklore.

Ms McCoy said the school was grateful to their Perth hosts, particularly the Murdoch University team led by Jason Dohle, OSH5ONE restaurant owner Mrs Lucia Agnes and her staff, and Shepherdson Transport for all their support on the trip.