- 10 students selected for the 2017 Premier's ANZAC Student Tour leave for Singapore today
- The group will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery wished students well today as they flew to Singapore to take part in a historic tour.
In its 14th year, the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour will commemorate the 1942 surrender of the Allied forces in Singapore, one of the worst defeats in World War II history.
The tour enables students to take their learning out of the classroom. They will visit important historic sites and gain an insight into Australia's involvement in the region during the war.
Students will attend the dawn ANZAC service at Kranji War Memorial.
The tour 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 Hui Gao||Rossmoyne Senior High School|
|Mitchell Murray||Wesley College|
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"The Premier's ANZAC Student Tour helps keep the ANZAC spirit alive among our younger generations.
"These students are continuing a proud tradition with a very special responsibility to represent our State at the ANZAC Day service in Singapore."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"The tour will be a life-changing experience for these students.
"They will visit Changi Museum, Johore Battery, Fort Canning, Alexandra Hospital and other memorial sites.
"The students will return with great memories and will share with others what they've learnt about Australia's history."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700