Local students encouraged to apply for Anzac tour


Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are urging all Year 8 to 11 students to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Gallipoli and the Western Front.


The 2014 Premier’s Anzac Prize offers students the chance to travel to Turkey to see the origins of the Anzacs firsthand as part of a study tour.


Seath Holswich said the opportunity is part of a $1 million Newman Government initiative.


“The latest round of applications is part of a million dollar spend between 2013 and 2015 to send 50 students to Turkey to see the origins of the Anzacs firsthand,” [MP name] said.


“For a chance at this amazing trip, students need to create a two to five minute multimedia presentation discussing how the Anzac tradition has shaped our nation, why it’s still important, and how future generations can keep the tradition alive.


“Any teachers with an interest in history and the Anzacs tradition can also apply to go as chaperones for the students. They don’t need to be teachers of winning students to apply.”


Trevor Ruthenberg said the program would culminate in 2015 with 40 students traveling overseas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Anzacs.


Winning students and teacher chaperones for the 2014 Anzac Prize will be announced before the end of this school year.


Entries close on Friday 20 September. For more information, or to download application forms or access the student resources, please visit www.education.qld.gov.au/anzac-prize