- 2018 marks the end of the Centenary of Anzac
- McGowan Government launches State-wide school competition and new teaching resource to mark the end of the commemoration period
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today launched a State-wide school competition and new teaching resource to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Introduced at the History Teachers' Association of Western Australia's State conference, the initiatives are part of a program of events to be rolled out throughout the year aimed at honouring those that served in the Great War as well as engaging and educating school students.
The Premier's Student Competition 'Celebrating the end of the Centenary of Anzac' invites all students from years one to 10 across the State to creatively explore 100 years of social change in Western Australia.
Teachers, parents and guardians are encouraged to engage with the competition and support students, with finalists invited to display their entries in Perth later this year.
The competition closes on July 20, 2018. Winners will be announced in September, and invited to tour the Parliament of Western Australia and meet with the Premier.
The history teaching resource, developed by the History Teachers' Association of Western Australia, links to the school curriculum and aligns with the theme of the competition, with a focus on the post-war peace phase and the transformation of Western Australia in the years following the Armistice.
For more information about the Premier's Student Competition, visit http://www.education.wa.edu.au/anzaccompetition and for more information on the teaching resource, visit http://www.htawa.org.au
Information on the program of events, including the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour and Western Australian Centenary of Armistice Tour, is available at http://www.dpc.wa.gov.au
Additional new initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"The Centenary of Anzac is one of the most significant periods of commemoration in our State's and nation's history.
"Teaching the next generation about the sacrifices Anzac troops made, and to consider the impact the Great War had in shaping Western Australia is so important in keeping the Anzac spirit alive and in our collective consciousness.
"The State Government has a number of events and initiatives planned throughout the year to honour those that served, and also educate and engage students."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"It's so important that we teach the next generation of Western Australians about the sacrifices Anzac troops made, as well as those involved in more recent conflicts, and to consider the impacts this has had in shaping Western Australia.
"I am very excited that this new teaching resource will do that and I encourage all students in years one to 10, to get creative and take part in the student competition."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700