- 10 students to travel to Singapore for ANZAC commemorations
- 14th year of the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour
- Tour to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Peter Collier today marked Remembrance Day by announcing that 10 Western Australian secondary students would travel to Singapore for Anzac Day 2017.
Mr Barnett said the tour would be a life-changing experience for the students.
"The 1942 surrender of the Allied forces in Singapore was considered one of the worst defeats in World War II history," he said.
"Students will take their learning beyond the classroom to tour historic sites and gain insight into Australia's involvement in the region during the war."
Students in Years 8 to 11 from 39 secondary schools entered the competition, writing essays on Australia's involvement in World War II and how this shaped relations with the Asia region today.
Mr Collier said the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour helped keep the ANZAC spirit alive among younger generations.
"The 10 students have a very special responsibility to represent our State at ANZAC Day services overseas and to acknowledge the sacrifices made," he said.
The participants are:
|Bryce Taylor||Albany Senior High School |
|Patrick Reilly||Boyup Brook District High School|
|Brandon Rowe||Girrawheen Senior High School |
|Caitlyn McKenzie||Holy Cross College|
|Coby Menzie||Kelmscott Senior High School |
|Mya Kordic||Manjimup Senior High School|
|Cale Wilcox||Mount Lawley Senior High School |
|Janka Reynders||Narrogin Senior High School |
|Ming Hua Gao||Rossmoyne Senior High School|
|Mitchell Murray||Wesley College|
- Since 2004, about 200 students have travelled to France, England, Turkey, Belgium, Greece or Malaysia on the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour
- For more information, visit http://www.education.wa.edu.au
Premier's office – 6552 5000
Education Minister's office – 6552 6300