The eight 2017 Premier's Anzac Prize winners and two chaperones departed Brisbane International Airport today as they make their way to London via Singapore. The students will begin their Anzac pilgrimage by visiting important war sites in London before making their way to the Western Front via Paris.
Photos have been added to the gallery of the students as they prepare for their departure.
Anticipation of the journey
Today was the day of travel. We began the day with breakfast and the daily briefing, today's briefing centred on possible threats that may occur during the tour. Then it was time to finalise packing, and head off to Education House, for a lesson on how to use the iPad technology to our advantage whilst on the tour. Many of the apps discussed and explored were used to their full advantage during the flight on the tour iPad.
Afterwards, we travelled to the Brisbane International Airport, checked into Singapore Airlines and said our final goodbyes to family and friends. Now for our journey through Australian Customs, the first time for some of the students on the tour. Following a 40 minute wait, we scanned our boarding passes and officially embarked on our trip to London, Paris and Belgium. After many hours of flying, we finally touched down in the Changi International Airport in Singapore, for a three hour stop-over.
Time passes and we now find ourselves on the flight to London, giving us 13 hours to eat, sleep, relax and prepare for our huge second day touring.
By Chase Pontifex and Nicholas Margetts
This page was last reviewed on 11 Apr 2017