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St Mary's Catholic College chosen to participate in 2018 Premier's ANZAC Memorial Scholarship

One lucky student from St Mary’s Catholic College at Casino will join 19 other students from across the State to embark on a once in a lifetime tour of key Anzac battlegrounds next year, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. 

Mr Gulaptis said St Mary’s Catholic College applied and was selected via a ballot to participate in the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the College to select a student in Year 10 and 11 with a keen interest in history to represent the community and gain a better understanding of the Anzac legacy. 

“Students interested in attending the tour are required to submit a piece of work on a theme or topic that relates to the Centenary of Anzac, which will be judged by a panel selected by the school. 

“Essays, poems or short stories, video presentations and musical compositions are just some of the formats applications can be submitted in.  

“The successful student will have a remarkable educational opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs and enhance their understanding of a legacy that has shaped Australia’s military story,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The 2018 tour will see students travel to Flanders in Belgium to commemorate the Battle of Hamel in 1918. The 13-day tour will also take in other significant Australian battlefields including the Ypres Salient, Passchendaele and the Somme.

“This tour will bring to life the history of the First World War and offer students new insight into Australia’s wartime history and the birth of the Anzac legend,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Successful applicants will be announced in 2018.

IMAGE: Chris Gulaptis welcoming the announcement with St Mary’s Catholic College Year 10 Student Representative Council members Maddison Morrissey and Liam Taylor

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