2017 Anzac Day Ambassadors Program open

Published 7th June, 2017 in Education

The 2017 Anzac Day Ambassadors Program is giving high school students the opportunity to visit key First World War battlegrounds. 

Military cemetery of Australian cavalry corps Beersheba

Six high school students will travel to Lemnos in Greece and to Israel for the centenary of the Charge of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba.

To enter, students must submit a 1000-word essay on the importance of the Anzac story for modern Australia.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said it was important to reflect on the great sacrifice that was made by Australian soldiers on foreign battlefields.

“This journey to key First World War battlegrounds, to retrace the steps of our Anzacs, is an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the events and contributions made by young men and women that shaped our nation a century ago,” Mr Elliott said.

The two-week tour will leave Sydney on 24 October and return 5 November.

Find out how to enter the Premier’s Anzac Ambassadors Program

Published 7th June, 2017 in Education