CULLY’S ANZAC PRIZE
THE Cunnamulla Library is giving two students the chance to win an Anzac day experience, as part of their annual Anzac Day competition.
The competition is open to students from years 5 to 10, who are interested to learn more about the world wars and the brave soldiers who fought in them.
Winners of the competition will be flown to Brisbane to attend the dawn service and watch the Anzac Day processions, courtesy of Qantas.
The trip also includes a four-night stay at the Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel, with the winners enjoying day trips to the State Library’s Anzac exhibition and the QRL, as well as taking part in a mystery surprise day organised by HMAS Moreton Naval Base.
To top off the trip, the winners will be taken to see the musical Aladdin at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Competition organiser and library manager Tammy Hickey said the trip was “to better educate children on the importance of the Anzac legacy”.
“The Anzacs are not in the curriculum to the degree it was when I was at school,” Ms Hickey said.
“This year we’ve had kids that have been so excited about it, they have come straight from school to the library to work on their projects.”
To be eligible for the prize, students have to complete a series of Anzac-related tasks.
The contenders have to select an Anzac soldier from the library’s honour board and then write a half-page essay on their subject, to be included with a “what Anzac Day means to me” essay.
The children also have to recite In Flanders Field and answer a series of questions on the world wars.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed it last year, they couldn’t believe it when they got to meet the Premier and the Governor, they were so excited,” Ms Hickey said.
“They learnt a lot about the Anzacs from the trip; they absorbed the information like sponges.”
More information on the competition and entries is available at the Cunnamulla Library.
AN HONOUR: Last year’s winners Todd Brain and Poppie Collins, with Tammy Hickey, meeting the Governor.