Today the seventy Premier's Anzac Prize winners and ten chaperones departed Brisbane for their historic journey to Gallipoli and the Western Front.
They will travel via Singapore to Istanbul, Turkey.
The group gathered yesterday for a ceremonial event at the Anzac Square war memorial in Brisbane, where they met with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Education Minister Kate Jones and dignitaries, and placed a wreath at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Photos have been added to the gallery. They include photos of the students with the Premier and Education Minister at Anzac Square and the group's Brisbane International Airport farewell.
Anticipation of the journey
Dahra Moodie and Rhylee Goodwin on Tuesday 21 April
We cannot put into words how excited we are to be a part of this amazing opportunity. Our adventure has only begun and already we see promise for an unforgettable next two weeks.
We expect it will be an emotional and challenging time. We will be experiencing a diverse range of cultures where we will take in each and every moment.
We have participated in Anzac Day marches over the years, bearing the medals of our ancestors and we believe that Anzac Day is one of the most significant days of the year. On our tour we hope to grow and learn more about the spirit, whilst we commemorate the soldiers who have fought for our country. It is truly an opportunity we only dreamed of, and a dream we are sure we share with many other Australians.
On our travels, we will be visiting many war memorials and cemeteries which will certainly help us to gain an insight into Australia's past - an interest we both are passionate about. We believe it is our duty to carry on the spirit and commemorate those who have fought in past wars, and we are honoured to be a part of that. We hope our experiences will be a worthy topic we can share and inspire others. We look forward to our overseas adventure, an amazing opportunity we will certainly treasure for a lifetime.
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