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2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship open

Published 20th September, 2018 in Education

The 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship is giving high school students the opportunity to visit historic sites and battlegrounds in Europe.

Students at the Premiers Anzac Memorial Scholarship trip

Twenty Year 10 and 11 history students will visit Germany, France and Belgium to gain a better understanding of the war and to commemorate the service of Australians in World War I and World War II.

To be eligible, NSW high schools must submit an online application to enter a ballot for the scholarship.

The successful schools will select three students to submit a piece of work based on the key themes from the NSW History Curriculum. One student will then be selected from each school to travel on the tour.

Students from previous years have travelled to significant battlefields in France, Belgium and Turkey, tracing the steps of Australian soldiers in Gallipoli, Hamel, Fromelles, Pozieres and Polygon Wood.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the scholarship tour would enable students to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the sacrifice and courage of service men and women.

“As the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, it is vital we continue to teach the Anzac story to new generations so the contribution of Australia’s military can be honoured for centuries to come,” Mr Elliott said.

“Walking in the footsteps of Australian soldiers is an educational experience like no other. It will be an incredibly moving time for students.”

All NSW high schools are invited to submit an online expression of interest by 10am, 15 October 2018.

Find out more about the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour.

Published 20th September, 2018 in Education
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