Team Supreme do Doomadgee

Two men and two women all wearing white hats and sunglasses standing in remote Australia.
A close up photo of a turtle sitting on a small skateboard.

Story by Sarah Mason and Jess O’Brien

Our trip to the remote gulf town of Doomadgee was packed with adventure and matching hats. Our team was comprised of Jess “J-Bone” O’Brien, Mayank “M-Visible” Shah, Sarah “S-Bomber” Mason and Ben “B-Ninja” Villani.

M-Visible, more commonly known as Mayank from Shell, was initially thought to be a mole sent to spy on us. Our week together in the Gulf of Carpentaria allayed any suspicion or worry, and he became an invaluable member of our team, presenting with us in our workshops and joining us in our adventures.

We completed 14 workshops in four days seeing over 300 students from Doomadgee State School, from Prep to year 10. We even made a special trip to the preschool to share the wonders of bubble blowing. An exercise in blowing bubbles with our bare hands for one young girl led to the discovery that eating the bubble mix meant you could blow them straight out of your mouth.

After our whirlwind time in Doomadgee, we headed down the road to Burketown, the barramundi capital of Australia. While no barramundi were caught on our fishing expedition, we did get to see some of the region’s wildlife. Saltwater crocodiles, wedge-tailed eagles, emus, camels, skateboarding turtles and a2.5m python being just a few.

All in all, our excursion to the Gulf of Carpentaria was seven days full of new sights, wonderful people and all round adventure. A truly rewarding experience that we are very grateful to have taken part in. A big thanks to Mayank and Ben for being a part of what was fondly known as Team Supreme.