Students bound for Vietnam to commemorate war history

  • 16th annual Premier’s Anzac Student Tour participants announced
  • 10 students will commemorate Anzac servicemen and women in Vietnam 

Ten secondary students are set to share in a rare and extraordinary history lesson after being selected for the Premier’s 2019 Anzac Student Tour.

 

The students, together with two teacher supervisors and a tour co-ordinator, will travel to Vietnam from April 16 to 26, 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba.

 

As part of the 10-day tour, students will visit historic sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Nui Dat, Vung Tau, Long Tan, Hue and Hanoi.

 

To commemorate Anzac Day on April 25, students will attend the dawn service at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

 

The Premier’s Anzac Student Tour competition is open annually to all Western Australian students in Years 8 to 11, who are selected for the tour following a written submission and interviews.

 

Next year will take the total number of passionate young ambassadors who have represented the State as part of the overseas study tour to 210.

 

As noted by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

 

“The Premier’s Anzac Student Tour provides an important opportunity for young people to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Anzac servicemen and women.

 

“Each year it is great to see that more students are keen to take part in the tour and learn about Australia’s military history overseas.

 

“For most of the students attending next year’s tour, it will be their first time in Vietnam and a great opportunity to immerse themselves in history while experiencing the country’s culture.

 

“I’m sure the students will have some incredible stories to share with their classmates and their communities.”

 

 

Student Tour participants (with current year group)

Eva MustapicApplecross Senior High SchoolYear 9
Bree PotterBroome Senior High SchoolYear 9
Thomas McGrathChrist Church Grammar SchoolYear 10
Lily PedrettiIona Presentation CollegeYear 9
Nathan MooreKununurra Senior High SchoolYear 9
Matilda MillerManjimup Senior High SchoolYear 10
Emily-Rose LochoreMargaret River Senior High SchoolYear 9
Elias ShoosmithMindarie Senior CollegeYear 11
Erin-Louise PeoplesRossmoyne Senior High SchoolYear 9
Stuart SmithWesley CollegeYear 11

 

 

Teacher supervisors

Ms Alycia BerminghamManjimup Senior High School
Mr Brian OwenGovernor Stirling Senior High School

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