Students Encouraged to Represent at Gallipoli 2015!
98 Students and teachers from across Victoria will be selected as members of a Victorian contingent, for a five day tour to Turkey to attend the Gallipoli 2015 ANZAC Day Dawn Service on 25 April 2015.
All students enrolled in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools in Years 9 – 12 in 2015, are eligible to apply for one of the 80 student places.
VicSRC and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) would like to encourage secondary school students to apply for this wonderful opportunity.
The aims of attending the Gallipoli Dawn Service 2015 Tour are to enable students and their chaperones:
- the opportunity to represent their family, school, community and state at the commemoration of one of Australia’s most important historical event
- to honour and keep alive the memory of the Anzacs and their contribution to the Australia of the 21st century
- to experience and better understand the geography and culture of the area in which the Anzacs fought and died
- to learn and understand more of that period of Australian history
- to learn more about and consider the realities of war and peace in our history and our world today
- to bring back home this knowledge and these experiences and then to share them with their family, school and community so that they too, will learn.
The proposed tour includes educational trips to Istanbul, Gallipoli Peninsula, ANZAC Cove and Troy.
Applications will open on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 and close at midnight on Friday, 13 June 2014 and should be submitted electronically to .
Students and teachers can also access all relevant information and forms from the ANZAC Centenary website at: http://anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/grants/#Gallipoli
To support potential applicants, an email mailbox has been established to answer any questions:
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