Allegra School - ANZAC Grant Success!

ANZAC Grant Success!

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ANZAC Grant Success!
March 2, 2024
ANZAC Grant Success!

Pages of history will come alive for students with an educational initiative aimed at deepening their understanding of the sacrifices made by Australian service personnel during World Wars 1 and 2.

As a successful applicant for the prestigious ANZAC Community Grant, Allegra is excited about the win in the ‘Local community historical research and education’ category and the learning opportunity it gives our students.

“The centrepiece of our educational project made possible by this grant is an immersive field trip to the Frank Partridge War Memorial Museum in Bowraville, where students will engage with the rich history of Australian wartime commemorations and delve into the ANZAC legend,” said history teacher, Aaron Wall.

“Aligned with the NSW Stage 5 History Syllabus Depth Study 3, this experience will provide students with invaluable insights into significant events and the experiences ofAustralian service personnel.”

Following the field trip, students will embark on a collaborative endeavour to research, create, and establish an ANZAC military display cabinet within the school. This cabinet will serve as a tangible tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who served, with a focus on key war theatres such as the Gallipoli Campaign, Kokoda Track, and theWestern Front.

“Our aim is not only to educate students about the sacrifices of the ANZACs but also to actively involve them in preserving and commemorating this important legacy," Aaron said.

By curating the display cabinet with a combination of family artefacts and purchased items, students will breathe life into the history of Australian military service. This hands-on approach not only fosters a deep respect for the ANZAC legacy but also creates valuable educational resources for both students and the broader community.

Through this grant-funded project, Allegra School seeks to instil a profound appreciation for the ANZAC legacy and enhance students' historical understanding. By offering an immersive museum experience and engaging in hands-on research and curation, the school aims to create a lasting tribute that honours the courage and sacrifice of Australian service personnel.

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