Each student won their place by entering the Centenary of ANZAC essay competition. Kaitelin, Emily, Rachel, Elise, Damian, Jack and Luis will commence their 12 day pilgrimage to Gallipoli on 16 April 2015, which will include attending the Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove. They will also undertake a variety of tours around Istanbul and Gallipoli and be involved in other services such as the one at Lone Pine.
To follow the students live pilgrimage by following the official Centenary of ANZAC Facebook page www.facebook.com/centenaryofanzac
"The ANZAC Centenary commemoration in Turkey is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reflect upon the commitment, sacrifice and bravery of our Australian soldiers in the environment in which they faced horrible hardship for our country."
"The ANZAC Centenary is an opportunity to remember andhonour all of the Australian men and women who have served overseas asrepresentatives of our country, whether they be armed forces, healthprofessionals, volunteers, aid workers or human rights defenders. Ordinarypeople who have worked hard to have a positive impact on the world throughtheir actions."
"The ANZAC Centenary is a time to reflect on the sacrificesthat others have made for us and stop to appreciate the life that we are allable to live."
"The ANZAC Centenary is a time to strengthen my resolve to remember the qualities of the men and women, their selflessness and sacrifice, their heroism and bravery, their stories and contributions that are integral to our national heritage and for which I am indebted."
"The ANZAC Centenary trip will allow me to see not only the devastation caused by war, but also the global commitment to peace and unity that emerges from such tragedy. To be amongst people from various nations with different interpretations of what the Gallipoli campaign means to them will be among the most humbling experience one can imagine.”
"Visiting Gallipoli is an opportunity to commemorate the sacrifice made by the ANZAC soldiers. It is a time to reflect on the qualities of those soldiers and understand what it means to be an Australian today. I hope that through visiting Turkey I will learn more about the generation of Australians and especially Tasmanians who gave up so much for the good of others."
"ANZAC Day to me represents everything about Australia. We pay tribute to those who gave their tomorrow for our today. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to travel to Gallipoli for the Centenary of ANZAC, there is no better way I could pay my respects to those who have fallen."