Posted on 17 April, 2018 in Students, Excursions

Students Prepare for Anzac Spirit Study Tour

Students Prepare for Anzac Spirit Study Tour

Five Darwin High School students are preparing to depart for Villers-Bretonneux for the 2018 Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit Study Tour. On Friday 6 April, the students were presented with their uniforms at a special ceremony at Parliament House.

Congratulations to Year 10 students Ellen Archibald, Angus Gurry, Joseph Haritos and Stephanie Scott and Year 11 student Faiza Choudhury who were selected last year to participate in the 2018 Anzac Spirit Study Tour. Later this month they will travel to Villers-Bretonneux, France to tour First World War battlefields and commemorate the Centenary of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

Ellen Archibald submitted an essay outlining the history of the Anzac spirit encompassed by the relationship between Australia and Villers-Bretonneux. Ellen concludes that the Anzac spirit is represented by the kind assistance both countries have provided each other in times of conflict and hardship.

Angus Gurry wrote an essay titled Before Dawn which outlines the ongoing relationship between Australia and Villers-Bretonneux, concluding that the relationship reflects the true Anzac spirit.

Joseph Haritos focused his essay on the bonds forged in a time of strife which bought the people from two different sides of the world together and how this relationship continues to thrive today.

Stephanie Scott wrote an essay focusing on the forging of the Anzac Spirit and outlined how the Anzac Spirit lives on in the wonderful friendship and mutual assistance given by the Australian and French people to each other.

Faiza Choudhury submitted an essay that explores the relationship between Australians and the people of Villers-Bretonneux. Faiza's essay looks at how the relationship is expressed through the town's continuous efforts to remember the Anzacs, proving that the distance of thousands of miles and a century will always be closed with the undying and abiding Anzac spirit.

We look forward to sharing their experience when they return.

Picture courtesy of The Aministrator of the Northern Territory Facebook page.

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