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The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced Bairnsdale’s Nagle College as state runner-up in the secondary school category of this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.

Mr Chester said Nagle College would receive $500 and a plaque for its project commemorating the service and sacrifice of our veterans over the past century.

“I would like to congratulate Nagle College for its exceptional entry into the Anzac Day Schools’ competition,” Mr Chester said.

“Judges were impressed with the high level of student involvement across year levels and key subject areas when coordinating its 2018 Anzac Day ceremony.

“The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards is a fantastic initiative to encourage participating students to gain a strong understanding of the significance of Anzac Day and the importance of commemoration.”

Entries for the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are open to all Australian primary and secondary schools, with each school eligible to submit one entry. Schools this year submitted a range of entries, including a mix of comprehensive research, dance, art, poetry and reflective writing.

“The awards are instrumental to instilling respect for our wartime history and promoting the importance of Anzac Day for future generations,” Mr Chester said.

“They ensure students across the nation have an informed understanding of the service and sacrifice of our service men and women throughout a Century of Service.”

For more information on the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards and other educational material, visit

The Anzac Portal.   Nagle College’s entry can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLnOcAWUoWs

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