16 September 2022
THE HON MATT KEOGH MP
MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL
SENATOR ANNE URQUHART
SENATOR FOR TASMANIA
CHIEF GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE SENATE
ROSEBERY DISTRICT SCHOOL AND FOREST PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDED FOR HONOURING PEACEKEEPERS
Braddon’s Rosebery District School and Forest Primary School have been praised for their creative projects honouring Australian peacekeepers as part of the annual Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the national competition is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with veterans and learn more about Australia’s wartime history.
“This year’s theme was chosen to complement the 75th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in international peacekeeping operations, which we commemorated this week,” Minister Keogh said.
“The students in the winning schools took the theme to heart by engaging with former and current peacekeepers in a variety of ways, and genuinely reflected on the courage and sacrifice involved with the unique nature of peacekeeping service.
“I’d like to congratulate the winning schools, but also all schools which took part – your commitment to acknowledging service is commendable. I also want to thank the teachers who worked with students and coordinated the entries for their schools, you have done a great job. ”
Senator Anne Urquhart applauded the two schools.
“Congratulations to the Tasmanian State winner, Rosebery District School, which also won the Remote Schools Award and to Forest Primary School for winning the Specialist Educational Setting category,” Senator Urquhart said.
“Both schools have made great contributions which have made our community proud.”
For more information on the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards visit the Anzac portal.
16 September 2022
Stephanie Mathews (Minister Keogh’s Office): 0407 034 485
Susan Wallace (Senator Urquhart’s office): 0418 372198
Authorised by The Hon Matt Keogh MP.