2021 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour
The fourteen successful student ambassadors for the 2021 Premier's Anzac Student Tour have been announced.
These students from 12 secondary schools in Western Australia will travel around the State in commemoration of the Anzac legacy.
Amalgamated with the 2020 tour, they will travel to Kununurra, Broome, Rottnest and Albany from 16-26 April 2021. The historical education program focuses on:
- the Anzac legacy in the context of Western Australia’s pastoral heritage;
- nation building between the wars; and
- defence of the home-front during World War II.
Students will visit important historical sites including the flying boat wrecks in Broome, the Oliver Hill battery and tunnels on Rottnest, the Special Air Service Regiment Museum at Campbell Barracks, and the State Library of Western Australia to explore the military collection items.
They will then commemorate Anzac Day by attending the dawn service at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mount Clarence in Albany.
Congratulations to the 2021 Premier's Anzac Student Tour participants:
Jack Watters, Year 10, Applecross Senior High School
Aaliyah Ebrahim, Year 11, Australian Islamic College
Darcy Reid, Year 10, Bunbury Senior High School
Samuel Cameron, Year 10, Central Midlands Senior High School
Aleesya Amirizal, Year 10, Champion Bay Senior High School
Max Simmons, Year 11, Dalyellup College
Maya Gibson, Year 10, Denmark Senior High School
Samuel Carter, Year 10, Karratha Senior High School
Sophie Taylor, Year 10, Methodist Ladies’ College
Sacha Bell, Year 10, Mount Lawley Senior High School
Alana Gregory, Year 9, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
Grace Hailes, Year 10, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
Lucy Lonnqvist, Year 11, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
Isabella Hulm, Year 9, St Norbert College
They will be joined by three supervising teachers and the tour coordinator:
Mr Tony Granich, Hampton Senior High School
Ms Emily Donders, Rossmoyne Senior High School
Ms Kate Akerman, State Library of Western Australia
Ms Samantha Boswell, Tour Coordinator, Department of Education
Students were required to prepare an extended written response of no more than 1000 words on the following topic:
What should we believe when accounts of the same historical event are in conflict?
Using supporting evidence of a Western Australian individual, community or group from Australian military history, present your explanation of this conflict.
Applications closed Friday 14 August 2020.
Schools conduct their own selection process and can nominate up to three students in each of the two categories of Years 8 and 9, and Years 10 and 11. Students entering need to display:
- a genuine interest in the Anzac experience
- an appreciation of the study of history
- excellent interpersonal skills and self-confidence
- a willingness to share their tour experiences (if selected) in their school and local community.
Submitted entries are judged by a selection panel. These dates are subject to change.
- Applications opened: Monday 9 March 2020
- Applications closed: Friday 14 August 2020
- State finalists advised: Monday 21 September 2020
- State finalist group discussions: Friday 2 October 2020
- Announcement of successful students: Wednesday 11 November 2020.