Notre Dame Students spend a day on the Leeuwin

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 7-3-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



Students from The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle were bound for the high seas when they spent the day as pirates on the iconic sailing boat, the Leeuwin.

The event was part of a promotional day between Leeuwin and Perth radio station Sonshine FM to raise money for disadvantaged children by inviting the public on board the ship to have a look.

Students got into the nautical spirit by dressing up as pirates and spending the day welcoming families onto the boat, handing out information as Sonshine FM did their broadcast on board.

Prospective Students Officer, Fiona Whiteway, said it was a great day and the students really enjoyed getting involved in the community event.

“I think the day was really successful. It was great for the students to welcome everyone on board and also to talk to the crew and hear all their stories. Having the live music from the broadcast really added to the day as well,’ said Ms Whiteway.