Students urged to enter Anzac competition

April 29, 2018 by  

Students in Canning Vale and throughout the City of Canning are being urged to participate in a new competition being held to commemorate 100 years since World War I ended.

The initiative, called `Celebrating the end of the Centenary of Anzac’, was launched recently by WA Premier Mark McGowan. Education Minister Sue Ellery joined the premier at the History Teachers’ Association of WA conference to also launch an innovative teaching resource.

Premier McGowan said:

“Teaching the next generation about the sacrifices Anzac troops made, and to consider the impact the Great War had in shaping Western Australia is so important in keeping the Anzac spirit alive and in our collective consciousness.”

He said the competition will provide Year 1 to 10 students with an opportunity to creatively explore a century of social changes.

While poster and banner printing accompanies major events such as Anzac Day each year to help raise awareness, the centenary has provided an opportunity to introduce a programme of events throughout the entire year that both engage and inform students, according to the Premier.

Participants have until July 20 to enter, with a tour of Parliament and an opportunity to meet Premier McGowan awaiting the ultimate winners.

The teaching resource, launched at the same time as the competition, is aligned to the competition theme and linked to each school’s curriculum.