Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today urged young people across Western Sydney to ensure they get their entries in for the ANZAC Youth Ambassadors Essay Competition, sponsored by ClubsNSW.
Mr Elliott is offering six students the opportunity to visit Gallipoli, France, Ypres and Westminster Abbey for Remembrance Day this year and to engage with the community on the importance of the ANZAC legacy.
“There are just seven days remaining for students to enter this once in a lifetime competition,” Mr Elliott said.
“Very few people get to visit Gallipoli and understand the horrors the ANZACs endured, and the opportunity to also visit Villers-Bretonneux, Ypres and Passchendaele makes this an opportunity not to be missed.
“This not just a chance for students to learn about the ANZAC story and how it shaped our nation, but to submerse themselves in history, to be able to touch, see and feel it for themselves.”
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said the industry was proud to sponsor this unique competition which would give young people a chance to immerse themselves in a central part of Australia’s history.
“The ANZAC Legacy is a defining one for this nation, and the club industry is passionate about making sure that the next generation of Australians fully understand it and embrace it,” Mr Ball said.
“That’s exactly what this competition will help achieve.”
”The prize is open to school students aged 16-17, with students to visit sacred Australian historical sites and attend the Westminster Abbey Remembrance Day Service.
Entrants are to submit a 1000 word essay entitled “Why the Centenary of ANZAC is Important for Modern Australia” by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5:00PM 31 JULY 2014.