2020 Premier's Anzac Student Tour
In 2020, the Premier’s Anzac Student Tour will travel to Darwin and Singapore to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin and the Fall of Singapore.
Students will visit important historical sites including WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, battlefields, and Fort Canning before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Kranji War Cemetery.
Students from Years 8 to 11 from 27 secondary schools entered the competition, writing submissions on the impact of the Anzac tradition on modern Australia by exploring a selected Western Australian individual, community or group and their significance.
Congratulations to the 10 successful student ambassadors for the 2020 Premier's Anzac Student Tour:
|Darcy Reid |
Bunbury Senior High School
|Samuel Cameron |
Central Midlands Senior High School
|Aleesya Amirizal |
Champion Bay Senior High School
|Max Simmons |
|Maya Gibson |
Denmark Senior High School
|Sophie Taylor |
Karratha Senior High School
|Aaliyah Ebrahim |
Melville Senior High School
|Sacha Bell |
Mount Lawley Senior High School
|Grace Hailes |
St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
|Isabella Hulm |
St Norbert College
Mr Tony Granich, Deputy Principal at Hampton Senior High School, and Mrs Yolette Inskip, Humanities and Social Sciences teacher at Newman Senior High School have been selected as teacher supervisors attending the tour alongside tour coordinator Ms Samantha Boswell.
Students were required to prepare an extended written response of no more than 1000 words on the following topic:
Using a chosen form of writing for specific effect, explain the impact of the Anzac tradition on modern Australia by exploring a selected Western Australian individual, community or group and their significance to you.
Schools conducted their own selection processes and could nominate up to three students in each of the three categories of Years 8/9, Year 10 and Year 11. Students entering needed 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.
To be eligible, all entrants required a nominating teacher and endorsement by the principal to confirm their suitability to represent their school, community and the State as a youth ambassador on the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour.
Submitted entries will be judged by a selection panel.
|Student applications close||5.00pm Friday 16 August 2019|
|Teacher supervisor expressions of interest close||30 August 2019|
|State finalists are advised||Monday 23 September 2019|
|State finalist interviews||3-4 October 2019|
|Announcement of 10 successful students||Monday 11 November 2019|
|Pre-tour briefing||27-29 February 2020|
|Tour to Darwin and Singapore||16-26 April 2020|
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