Students get set for Anzac Day tour

Fifteen Territory students have been selected to participate in next year’s Chief Ministers Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

The study tour supports students to explore the history of Anzac Day and the continuing importance of Australia's involvement in various conflicts and peacekeeping missions.

Anzac Day 2018 will mark exactly 100 years since the second battle of Villers-Bretonneux in France.

To commemorate this centenary milestone the fifteen students and three chaperones will visit France for a tour of World War I battlefields and also attend the Anzac Day commemoration in Villers-Bretonneux.

The announcement took place on the HMAS Darwin, during its final visit to its namesake port. After 33 years in service and more than 1,000,000 nautical miles HMAS Darwin will be decommissioned in December 2017.

To secure a place on the tour, students answered the question, ‘What does the enduring relationship between Australians and the people of Villers-Bretonneux teach us about the Anzac Spirit?’

Entries were received from students in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs and they answered the question in a number of different formats including essay, video and song.

The students will depart Darwin for their trip-of-a-lifetime in April 2018.

Group shot of the 15 winning students of the 2018 Anzac Spirit Study Tour