Students reflect on history

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | April 19th, 2017

STUDENTS are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience ANZAC Day commemorative services in France and Belgium as part of the prestigious Simpson Prize.
The competition is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. and encourages participants to explore the significance of the ANZAC experience and what it has meant for Australia.
"As a nation we honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our nation and the Simpson Prize is a valuable opportunity for young Australians to learn about our history and reflect on how these events have shaped our country," Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Dan Tehan, said.
"Australians on the Western Front were involved in some of the bloodiest confrontations in our history while enduring terrible conditions and it was in this environment that countless stories of bravery, mateship and sacrifice emerged.
"The students who entered the Simpson Prize have gained a better understanding of the ANZAC tradition and its importance to our national identity."
Winners and runners-up also received a medallion and a certificate to acknowledge their achievement .
More than 1,100 students applied for the eight places.
For more information about the awards, visit

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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 127004 | Viewcount: 5996