Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, today congratulated several NT schools for doing well in the 2017 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.
The Anzac Day School Awards is a nationwide schools competition that encourages the study of Australia’s wartime history and the commemoration of Australian service men and women on Anzac Day.
“Rosebery Middle School in Palmerston was the NT winner in the Secondary School Category while Casuarina Senior College in Moil was runner-up.
“In the Primary School Category Palmerston’s Durack School was the NT winner with Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Leanyer the runner-up.”
Senator Scullion said Durack School and Rosebery Middle School would each receive $2,000 prizemoney as well as a certificate and plaque.
“These Territory schools displayed great initiative and creativity in the way they commemorated Anzac Day, helping students to understand more deeply the significance of our wartime history and the sacrifices of those who have served,” Senator Scullion said.
“As a nation it is important that we never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our country.
“We keep their memory alive by instilling respect for our wartime history in our future generations.”
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said 79 schools nationwide had entered the Anzac Day School Awards, as he made special mention of Durack and Rosebery Middle schools.
“I commend the students, teachers and school community at Durack and Rosebery Middle schools for the respect they have shown our veterans and those Australians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Tehan said.
For more information on the Awards visit www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au.