Students encouraged to write about Anzac centenary
Local high school students have been encouraged to take part in an essay competition for the opportunity to travel to historic battlefields in Greece and Israel as part of the 2017 Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, said six young people from across NSW will have the opportunity to take part of the program.
"I encourage students from across the Central Coast to apply for the Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program for the chance of a lifetime to retrace the steps of our Anzacs who gave so much for our country," Mr MacDonald said.
The journey will visit key First World War battlegrounds and give students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the events and contributions made by young men and women a century ago.
The six successful applicants will travel to Lemnos in Greece and to Israel for the centenary of the Charge of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba as part of a two-week tour.
Interested students have been asked to submit a 1000-word essay on "Why is the Centenary of Anzac important for modern Australia and what lessons are learned from the Battle of Beersheba in 1917?"
The tour will leave Sydney on October 24 and return home November 5.
Applications close Monday, July 31.
Media release, 6 Jun 2017
Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald MP
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