Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Students named to take part in ANZAC tour

    11/11/2016 9:00 AM
     
    • 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 TaylorAlbany Senior High School
    Patrick ReillyBoyup Brook District High School
    Brandon RoweGirrawheen Senior High School
    Caitlyn McKenzieHoly Cross College
    Coby MenzieKelmscott Senior High School
    Mya KordicManjimup Senior High School
    Cale WilcoxMount Lawley Senior High School
    Janka ReyndersNarrogin Senior High School
    Ming Hua GaoRossmoyne Senior High School
    Mitchell MurrayWesley College

     

    Fact File

    • 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

     

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