Friday July 14, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP welcomed the launch of the 2017 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program, encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition.
As a Patron, Tanya Davies was joined by members from the St Marys RSL Sub-Branch, “who are proud to play a part in keeping the legacy and spirit of Anzac alive for the next generation”, Tanya Davies said.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to learn about the contributions and sacrifices made by Anzac soldiers and nurses and to pass this knowledge onto their peers after they return home”, Tanya Davies said.
The initiative funded by ClubsNSW, will see six young successful students from across New South Wales win the chance to take the trip of a lifetime to historic battlefields. They will travel to Lemnos in Greece and to Israel for the centenary of the Charge of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba as part of a two-week tour that is sponsored by ClubsNSW.
If you're a high school student (minimum 16 years of age and not yet 18 years of age by 24 October 2017), you're invited to enter the 2017 Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program.
To enter, simply submit a 1000-word essay which answers the following question: Why the Centenary of Anzac is important for modern Australia and what lessons are learned from the Battle of Beersheba in 1917?
Entry submissions can be made until 5pm Monday July 31 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please visit www.clubsnsw.com.au/anzacambassadors
The Premier will announce the winners in September after the essays have been judged.
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