LOCAL STUDENTS INVITED TO ENTER PREMIER’S SPIRIT OF ANZAC PRIZE

LOCAL STUDENTS INVITED TO ENTER PREMIER’S SPIRIT OF ANZAC PRIZE

Posted on 17. Aug, 2010 in Clayton Update

Member for Clayton Hong Lim today invited local Year 9 and 10 students to enter the 2010-11 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize.

Mr Lim said the annual prize was established to inspire young Victorians to explore how the values embodied by our ANZACs – courage, mateship, sacrifice and resilience – continue to define our national identity.

“The Brumby Labor Government is committed to honouring our veterans’ community to ensure their legacy will always be remembered,” he said.

“The Spirit of ANZAC Prize encourages young people to learn more about our war time history and promotes the values of the ANZAC tradition,” Mr Lim said.

“Students entering the Prize are asked to reflect on what the ‘spirit of ANZAC’ means and how it continues to be demonstrated today.

“By considering the spirit of ANZAC, students will gain a profound understanding of the courage, mateship and sacrifice that motivated our veterans.

“Reflecting on the way the spirit of ANZAC continues to resonate will ensure the legacy of our veterans is never forgotten.”

The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize provides ten students from around Victoria with the opportunity to take a two-week study tour to sites of historical importance around Europe and Asia.

During the 2009/10 Study Tour, students visited the Thai-Burma Railway and the Western Front in France.

Students can enter research essays, artworks, musical compositions or audio, video or web-based presentations.

Applications for the 2011 Prize can be from the Spirit of ANZAC website at www.veterans.vic.gov.au

Entries must be received by Friday 8 October 2010.

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