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Ballot for 2015 Gallipoli school tour opens

30 July 2014
Expressions of interest are open for a ballot giving 100 high school students the chance to represent NSW at the 2015 Gallipoli Dawn Service.
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Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Victor Dominello confirmed that a ballot will draw 25 schools or school groups, which will then nominate 4 students for the tour.

The ballot will be open to all NSW schools until 27 August 2014. Expressions of interest can be submitted on the NSW Centenary of ANZAC website.

“Schools which are drawn in the ballot will conduct a local selection process. Students who will be enrolled in years 10 to 12 in 2015 will be invited to submit a written or visual piece of work on a theme or topic related to the Centenary of Anzac”, Mr Dominello said.

Shortlisted students will present their work to a panel of school and community representatives, who will assess their case for representing NSW on the tour.

Successful schools will be announced in early September. The names of the students and supervising teachers joining the Tour will be announced in December.

The 100 selected students will attend the service to mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of the first ANZACs.

Image caption: Minister Dominello, Hurlstone Agricultural High School Principal Daryl Currie, students and cadets.

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