Students To Tour WWII Battlegrounds

Exciting news for The Forest High School being chosen as 1 of 20 high schools from across NSW to win the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. 

The schools selected via a ballot will now select one student to take part in the trip of a lifetime. 

This NSW Government funded initiative gives students the chance to visit historic battlefields in Germany, France and Belgium where Australians forged the Anzac spirit.   

Students from the successful schools will prepare a piece of work that relates to the topic ‘Australians at War’. Each school will select one student to participate in the tour. 

I encourage students in Year 9 and 10 with a keen interest in history to apply. This is a wonderful opportunity for students from across NSW to represent their school and community. 

Students would leave Sydney next year and travel to historic sites and battlegrounds in Germany, France and Belgium.  

This is a unique opportunity and one that offers students insight into Australia’s involvement in two of the most devastating conflicts we have ever seen.  

The 2018 pilgrimage will enable the sacrifice and courage of our defence personnel to be better understood by our younger generations. They will deepen their understanding of the causes of war and commemorate Australian military service. 

The Scholarship program is an incredible opportunity for students to expand on what they have learned in the classroom.   

It’s one thing to read about the battles and wars of the past, but to stand on the same battlefields as our soldiers once did is an experience that these students will remember forever.      

Winning Schools – Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship 2019