Highlands veteran organises Anzac writing challenge for schools

What does Anzac Day mean to you?

This is something which all Southern Highlands students are asked to consider.

Veteran Tony Blake has started an Anzac writing challenge for both primary and high school students in the shire.

Entries have opened and students need only submit their answer to ‘What Anzac Day means to me’.

The focus of the project is for each student to select a local Anzac listed on one of the war memorials in Mittagong, Bowral or Moss Vale or on a memorial board in their school.

Using that Digger as a focal point, they can write up to three A4 pages answering the question.

Each work must be original and entries may be selected to be displayed at council, their school and the shire’s libraries.

There will be a winner selected from both primary and high school students.

Mr Blake moved to the Highlands in 1975 while still serving in the Australian Army, after the Vietnam War.

During the Vietnam War he served as an Infantry soldier with the 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.

He has photographic works which can be found on the Australian War Memorial online data base.

Entries for the writing challenge can be sent to Mittagong Post Office, PO Box 1095.

Each entry must also include the student’s name and school.

Email writingchallenge08@gmail.com for further information.

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