Maitland student to commemorate Anzacs
I was pleased to visit Maitland Christian School last week to congratulate Elizabeth Reid on being named as a Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholar.
Elizabeth is one of a select group of 24 students who will visit France and Belgium in July to commemorate the Anzacs who fought on the Western Front during World War I.
I am so pleased that Elizabeth received this prestigious scholarship. It will allow her to learn about the history of our Anzacs and share her experiences with our community.
Elizabeth’s pilgrimage to the Western Front will enable the stories of sacrifice and courage by the Anzacs to be passed on to our younger generations.
Exploring family stories from World War I unites young Australians by unlocking our diverse histories and shared identity. There can be no better way to commemorate our Anzacs than to walk on the battlefields they fought on.