QLD Students to experience the ANZAC Spirit

12 Jul 2012 11:02 AMJann Stuckey

12th July 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, is encouraging all High School students in Currumbin to enter the State Government ANZAC competition which could see them be part of a commemorative delegation to visit Gallipoli and the Western Front in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

“Applications are now open for students to enter this competition which will give them a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop first hand their own understanding of the importance of ANZAC day, “Ms Stuckey said.

“Currumbin students over the years have been actively involved in my ANZAC day essay competition and I encourage them to show the same enthusiasm for this competition.

“The Newman Government has committed to providing $1 million over three years to give 50 students the chance to travel to Gallipoli and the Western Front. 

“Committing to sending students to these historic destinations over the next three years gives Queenslanders the chance to make the Centenary of ANZAC Day in 2015 as special as we can.

“I strongly encourage all Queensland students to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity that will keep the ANZAC tradition alive and kicking in our local communities.

“High School Students can enter the competition by compiling a multimedia presentation addressing:
• how the ANZAC tradition has shaped our nation?
• why the ANZAC tradition is still important?
• how will you, the first generation of school children to grow up without a surviving ANZAC, keep the tradition strong?

“Applications are now open and close at the end of Term Three (21 September). Winners will be announced by the end of the school year (14 December).

“For more information on how to enter contact the Department of Education and Training on 3237 0661 or email international.services@deta.qld.gov.au

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