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Premier’s Spirit Of Anzac Prize Topics Announced

19 April 2016

Students wanting a place on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize study tour will be asked to consider the impacts World War I had on families of young soldiers.

Minister for Veterans John Eren today released the topics students will be asked to consider as they prepare their submissions for the study tour of a lifetime.

Students can choose one of two themes:

  • What would it have been like to have grown up in a family directly affected by World War I? What was the impact on women? On the community? And most of all, on the expectations and responsibilities of young people your age?
  • What do sources of evidence, including visual art and monuments, suggest about the experiences of the ANZACs during World War I?

The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is a unique opportunity for students to participate in an overseas study tour to locations that are important to Australia’s wartime history, and to reflect upon those Australians who served our nation. The Prize also gives successful applicants a chance to explore what the Anzac spirit means to them.

In addition to the overseas tour, a group of regional finalists will participate in a study tour to Canberra, where they will visit key sites of national significance including the Australian War Memorial.

Applications close September 23.

Secondary school teachers are also invited to apply to become chaperones. For more information visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au/soapExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren

“The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is a unique opportunity for our students to learn about a time in our history that shaped our nation.”

“Our students are our future, and it’s important we pass on the significant chapters in our country’s story for the next generation to cherish.”

“I encourage all eligible students to consider the topics and work hard on their submissions.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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