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​Students to follow in the footsteps of the Anzacs

2018 Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship

Publication date: Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Twenty high school students from across NSW will walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs during the 2018 Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour.

This 'once in a lifetime' opportunity will see students travel to Australian battlefield locations on the Western Front during the Centenary of Anzac.

Secondary schools across NSW are invited to submit an expression of interest to participate in the 13-day educational journey.

The scholarship gives selected students from across the state the chance to visit key historic sites in France and Belgium and to witness firsthand the fields upon which the Anzac spirit was forged.

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

Government, Catholic and Independent schools are eligible to submit an online application to enter the ballot for the scholarship to be held in the week of 21 August 2017 to draw 20 schools.

Each school drawn will select one student enrolled in Year 10 or 11 in 2018 to travel on the tour.

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday, 17 August 2017.

Find out more about the Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship on the Veterans Affairs website

Above: 2016 Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship students at Passchendaele taking part in Life at the Front, an immersive educational program that involves each student dressing in full WW1 kit and experiencing a day in the life of a soldier.