Education Minister Peter Collier today marked Remembrance Day by announcing 10 Western Australian secondary students would travel to Malaysia for Anzac Day 2016.
The Premier's ANZAC Student Tour 2016 will travel to Labuan and Sabah in Malaysia, visiting historic sites before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Sandakan where a prisoner of war camp was established in 1942.
Premier Colin Barnett said it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the students.
"The education program will cover Australia's military involvement in the region during World War II, the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation," Mr Barnett said.
Students from years 8 to 11 from 44 secondary schools entered the competition.
Mr Collier said, to be eligible, students were asked to write a 1,000-word essay on how West Australians had responded to wartime pressures, and whether they united or divided.
"The 10 successful students are continuing a proud tradition with a very special responsibility to represent our State at Anzac Day services abroad," he said.
The participants are:
|Bryce Bamess||Manjimup Senior High School|
|Max Curry||Manjimup Senior High School|
|Johanna Battista||Mount Lawley Senior High School|
|Kallum Phillips||Kelmscott Senior High School|
|Emily Bredemeyer||Mindarie Senior College|
|Shanizah Amirah Grant||Cocos Islands District High School|
|Alisha Deshmukh||Karratha Senior High School|
|Phoebe Blaxill||St Mary's Anglican Girls' School|
|Karishma Byles||Karratha Senior High School|
|Daniel Hwang||Aquinas College|
Premier's office - 6552 5000
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