CAMP TO COMMEMORATE
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARSARS FOR TAYLOR
WHEN 10-year-old Taylor Racey answered the question of what the Anzac spirit meant to her, little did she know she would be spending a night under the stars in her swag to commemorate the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli.
She has been selected as the student ambassador of WA for Camp Gallipoli – a sleep out happening at Ascot Racecourse.
The racecourse will transform into a campsite as people from across Perth come together to pay tribute to the centenary.
The camp will have space set aside for camping using swags and there will be entertainment, movies, documentaries and a Dawn Service on Anzac Day.
Taylor said she was honoured to be chosen as the student ambassador.
“I think being the ambassador gives me the chance to remind people of the sacrifice of all the poor, innocent men. I will remem-
Picture: David Baylis ber this centenary for the rest of my life,” she said.
She said the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings was important because it allowed Australians to reflect on the ongoing Australian troop involvement in campaigns around the world.
“The story of the Anzacs is that of inspiration and we need to follow along in their footsteps, always being loyal and commit- ted to everything we do,” she said.
“The Anzacs sacrificed themselves for the sake of the country and put our needs in front of their own. We now need to repay them by remembering them.”
Taylor Racey (10) of Swan Valley, with her Camp Gallipoli swag at the gates to Ascot Racecourse.