First post

We have 4 weeks before setting off on our journey.  The 8 students and 2 accompanying teachers met each other during a recent visit to Canberra.  The Minister for Education, Early Childhoood & Youth, the Hon. Peter Garrett AM, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP were present at the award ceremony where winners and runners-up were presented with their prizes at Parliament House Canberra on 28 February 2011.  The group visited the Australian War Memorial, where they met one of the battlefield tour guides, Stuart Baines.  Stuart gave a great tour of the galleries and provided advice to the winning students on travelling to Turkey.  The other guide, Andrew Gray, will be joining the students in Sydney, before they deaprt to Turkey on 16 April.

You can read the students entries for 2011 at the Simpson Prize website  http://www.simpsonprize.org/ as well as the travel journals from the 2010 winning students.

You can read the Minister’s media release at http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Garrett/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_110228_114727.aspx

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