In Anzacs’ footsteps
BAILEY Roth will travel from Eidsvold to the battlefields ofWestern Europe and Gallipoli, seeing where his great-great-grandfather died in the FirstWorldWar, after he was named as a winner in the 2015 Premier’s Anzac Prize.
The competition required students to produce a twoto five-minute multimedia presentation exploring how the Anzac tradition has shaped Australia.
“To walk the same ground that my great-great-grandfather walked is a goal that I had set for myself years ago,” Bailey, 15, said.
“I hope to use the experience to influence my local community to understand what is the central premise of my video.
“That the legacy we have inherited from the Anzac tradition and spirit is that we must give service to others where and when we can, and we must do this in the spirit of mateship, with perseverance, resilience, courage and a sense of humour.”
Premier Campbell Newman said students across Queensland would benefit from the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirit of Anzac.
“The Anzac story is so important to Australia and we’re excited that these students will be able to learn more about it in this way,” Mr Newman said.
The 70 winners will tour Turkey, Belgium and France for two weeks from April 22.
Bailey’s mother Melissa said it would be a fantastic experience for her son to see the place where so many young Australians died for his right to call this country home.
ANZAC WINNER: Bailey Roth will be among the 70 Queensland students to visit Gallipoli next year to mark Anzac Day.