Anzac Day competition designed to teach Perth students to remember World War I

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PREMIER Mark McGowan is encouraging students to participate in a competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

He launched ‘Celebrating the end of the Centenary of Anzac’ and a new teaching resource with Education Minister Sue Ellery at the recent History Teachers’ Association of WA conference.

“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,” the Premier said.

Students from years one to 10 are invited to explore creatively 100 years of social change through the competition.

Entries close on July 20 and the winners will be invited to tour Parliament and meet with the Premier.

The initiatives are part of a program of events planned throughout the year to engage students with the Anzacs.

Details of the Premier’s Anzac Student Tour and WA Centenary of Armistice Tour are available at www.dpc.wa.gov.au.

The teaching resource is linked to the school curriculum and aligns with the competition theme.

For full details, visit www.education.wa.edu.au/anzaccompetition.

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