Educational resources to help commemorate Anzac Day

Wide Bay schools and community groups will soon receive educational materials and creative resources to help commemorate Anzac Day, with Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien encouraging students to learn more about our local military history.  

Mr O’Brien said the Anzac Day mail-out resources, made available through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), would help Wide Bay schools and communities commemorate in a meaningful way and learn more about Australia’s military history.

“Learning about our military history is an important part of education for our younger generations, and it’s a significant part of commemoration as it provides an understanding of events that have shaped Australia and the sacrifices that our service personnel have made for our nation,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This year’s mail-out includes resources that commemorate 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force, with this milestone falling in 2021, as well as information on the war in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War.”

The Anzac Day mail-out contains posters, educational materials including flyers and the book Shifting Tides: Australia and the Pacific in the Second World War.

“These educational resources will help the children and teenagers of Wide Bay learn about our military history, and understand the meaning of Anzac Day,” he said.

“Extending their understanding of service and sacrifice will also help them appreciate why it’s important that Wide Bay and the rest of Australia honours our past and present service personnel on this day, and remember the more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in service of our nation.”

All resources are free and available to download on the Anzac Portal (anzacportal.dva.gov.au).