Working in collaboration with the Rottnest Island Authority and SeaLink, Encanta welcomed just under 1,000 international students and their families to Rottnest Island in early March for a sun and fun-filled day.
The StudyPerth Rottnest Student Day was the second event Encanta’s Director of Events, West Coast, Jade Riolo, and her team delivered for StudyPerth in just six months.
The day started with the coordination of five ferry departures from Fremantle, with coffee stations waiting for students and helpers thanks to Express Lane Café at B Shed for those departing on early ferries.
Students were welcomed to Rottnest Island with a smoking ceremony performed by Noongar Elder Neville Collard and several of his family members, before groups split off to take part in the multiple activity options that were available for the students to pre-book throughout the day.
Encanta also worked with the island’s vendors to arrange a variety of food and beverage discounts available to students on showing their coloured event wrist bands.
Thanks to assistance from the Rottnest Island Authority, Encanta set-up an Event Hub overlooking Thompson Bay, which also hosted StudyPerth’s welcome stand where students could collect caps, water bottles, keep cups, and most importantly, sunscreen.
A DJ and live entertainment, Quokka-selfie caricatures, massages, a roaming photo booth, silent disco and lawn games kept students entertained throughout the day.
The entire day was delivered in accordance with COVID-19 government guidelines, with two of the Encanta team acting as COVID Marshalls in the Event Hub.
The Perth Encanta team enjoyed delivering this fantastic event for StudyPerth to start off 2021.