Students wishing to study Australia’s wartime history at overseas locations are encouraged to participate in the Victorian Government’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said students would need to consider the impacts World War I had on families of young soldiers to secure a position travel overseas or to visit the Australian War Memorial at Canberra, a prize available to regional finalists.
Mr Bull said one Nagle College student, Angelina Clancy, was one of 22 students selected for the tour of Gallipoli for ANZAC Day this year.
“Angelina was the third Nagle College representative to receive the opportunity of a lifetime of an overseas study tour,” he said.
“One of her fellow students, Roni Corby, will visit the Australian War Memorial as part of the same program later this year.”
Students can choose to study one of two themes:
• What would it have been like to have grown up in a family directly affected by World War I? What was the impact on women? On the community? And most of all, on the expectations and responsibilities of young people your age; or • What do sources of evidence, including visual art and monuments, suggest about the experiences of the ANZACs during World War I?
“The Spirit of ANZAC Prize is a unique opportunity for students to participate in a study tour in another country at locations that are important to Australia’s wartime history, while also reflecting upon those Australians who serve our nation,” Mr Bull said.
“It’s a great opportunity for local students who wish to learn more about such an important part of Australia’s history.”
Secondary school teachers are also invited to apply to become chaperones.
Applications closed on September 23 this year.
For more information, visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au/soap.