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Students in the Blue Mountains Encouraged to Ask Important Question

By The office of Marise Payne MP, Senator for Western Sydney
Posted: 11 Mar 2021
Students in the Blue Mountains are being encouraged to learn about veteran service and Australian wartime history by asking the question, ‘what does commemoration look like in our community?’

Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards were now open and were about honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians from the First World War to modern day conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Australia has a rich military history and the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are an opportunity for students in the Blue Mountains to learn more about our contribution over the years and how we now commemorate as a community,” Senator Payne said.

“The theme centres on the importance of commemorations and asks students to look at how society and commemorations have changed over time.

“The Awards also help ensure our future generations grow up with a recognition and respect for the sacrifice of all who have served in the protection of our country and way of life.

“Being home to RAAF Base Glenbrook, one of only four RAAF bases in New South Wales, local students have a unique insight into our history.

“I encourage all schools across the Blue Mountains to take part in this competition and I look forward to seeing what students come up with.”

The national winner’s school will receive $5,000, a trophy and a certificate. There will also be state and territory winners, with the schools receiving $3,000 and a certificate. Winners in the special categories will receive $2,000 and a certificate.

Entries for the Awards are now open and will close on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

For further information, including on award categories, judging, criteria and how to apply visit the Anzac Portal website.

The NSW Winner in 2020 was Holsworthy High School. St Patricks’ College for Girls, Campbelltown, received the 2020 Innovative Commemoration Award. 

 

 
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