A school in Dickson has been recognised in this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards, with Albany Creek State School being named the State Primary School Runner Up for QLD category.
The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the awards encourage schools to learn about Australia’s military history and improve students’ understanding of the importance of commemorations such as Anzac Day and the role Australians have played in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the First World War to current conflicts.
“These awards are an important way in which we educate the next generation on our military history and help them learn more about veterans and current serving members of the Australian Defence Force,” Mr Dutton said.
“The competition encourages students and teachers to commemorate Anzac Day in their local community, and, schools can win up to $3000 for their efforts.
“Albany Creek State School has amazing students and staff who are working hard to recognise the contribution of veterans and our defence force personnel.
“I offer my congratulations to students and teachers at Albany Creek State School. The creativity and passion shown for our military history is outstanding and all involved should be proud of their efforts.”
Entries for the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are open to all Australian primary and secondary schools, with each school eligible to submit one entry. For more information on the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards and other educational material, visit The Anzac Portal.