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Premier’s Anzac Prize activities

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Prize recipients engage in a number of activities pre- and post-tour. A substantial part of the tour preparation involves the research of service people who will be commemorated at selected cemeteries and memorial sites in Great Britain, Belgium and France. Participants are farewelled by the Premier of Queensland, or her representative and other invited dignitaries. At the post-tour event, the tour group is officially welcomed home and here they share their life-changing experiences through a multi-media presentation.

Young Historian's Workshop - State Library of Queensland

In January 2018, the Premier's Anzac Prize students attended a two-day workshop at the State Library of Queensland. The students and chaperones were given the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of the library and completed their research on service men and women who served for Australia with the assistance of a group of mentors from the state library. Their service person research now has a home on the State Library of Queensland website as a Historypin.

Historypin - State Library of Queensland

The service person research completed by the prize recipients each year has found a permanent home at the State Library of Queensland as a Historypin. The in-depth research on service people has been uploaded to this site since 2017 and provides a valuable site for detailed information on service men and women who have served for Australia. The benefit of this site is that the general public can also benefit from the research undertaken by the students.

Student Service - Anzac Square, Brisbane

Each year the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee organises the Anzac Day service for Queensland primary and high school students. The event takes place a few days before Anzac Day and prize recipients from previous years are invited to participate in this event. The recipients undertake official duties at the ceremony, such as meeting and greeting the Governor-General and the Premier of Queensland, reciting the Ode and other poems and delivering a speech in response to the Governor’s address. The prize recipients also lay a wreath on behalf of the Premier's Anzac Prize.

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Last updated 26 October 2018