Education The Nationals Gippsland South

Free overseas ANZAC study tour for year 9 and 10s

Year nine and 10 students with a creative flair and interested in travelling overseas to discover more about conflicts that have shaped the nation are encouraged to apply for the Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC prize.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said local students had until 30 October to apply for the tour that will visit Lemnos, Gallipoli and the Western Front.

“The Spirit of ANZAC Prize provides students with an amazing opportunity to travel overseas on an all-expenses-paid tour while learning about and reflecting on the spirit of the Australians who gave their lives so as we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Youth are our future so it’s important that they have the opportunity to experience different cultures and customs and form an understanding and appreciation of a vital part of Australia’s history.”

Mr O’Brien said applications could be submitted in a variety of mediums, including essays, artwork, musical compositions, and audio or video packages.

“Students are encouraged to use the meaning of the ANZAC spirit in a diverse and multicultural Australia as inspiration for their entry,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Since it began in 2004, this important prize has captured the imagination of students and has provided them with the opportunity to see first-hand where Australian men and women sacrificed so much for future generations.”

Mr O’Brien said in addition to those invited to participate in the study tour, 16 regional finalists would be invited on a study tour to Canberra which includes a visit to the Australian War Memorial.

“Applications close on 30 October and I encourage all local year nine and 10 students to consider applying,” Mr O’Brien said.

For more information or to apply online click here.

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