Congratulations to Samuel C in Year 11 who had the honour of participating in the Premiere’s ANZAC Student Tour which took students around the state in commemoration of the ANZAC legacy.
Samuel was originally selected to attend last year’s tour which was scheduled to travel to Darwin and Singapore, but the 2020 tour, unfortunately, had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Luckily, the 2021 tour was able to go ahead even though the travel itinerary had to be amended.
The students who participated in the tour travelled around the state in commemoration of the ANZAC legacy, starting in Kununurra and finishing by attending the dawn service at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mt Clarence in Albany. They visited important historical sites including the flying boat wrecks in Broome, the Oliver Hill battery and tunnels on Rottnest, the Special Air Service Regiment Museum at Campbell Barracks, and the State Library of Western Australia to explore the military collection items.
Students applying to participate in the tour had to be nominated by their school and prepare an extended written essay of no more than 1000 words. Samuel’s essay explained the impact of the ANZAC tradition on modern Australia by telling the story of his Great Grandfather who fought in World War II in both Africa and New Guinea.
To follow the journey of the fourteen successful student ambassadors on the 2021 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour, please visit the Department of Education’s website.