Published on: 14 March 2019

Year 11 student Tom McGrath has been selected from hundreds of applicants to represent Western Australia as an ANZAC student ambassador.

Ten secondary students were selected for the 16th annual Premier’s Anzac Student Tour which will see them travel to Vietnam in April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba.

“Joining the tour as a student ambassador is an absolute honour, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to commemorate those who fought in Vietnam and immersing myself in the local culture,” said Tom.

The special opportunity is credited to the Extension Humanities program at Christ Church.

“The student candidate selection process began in our Humanities class with a great deal of research and a lengthy written essay,” said Humanities Teacher, Mr Richard Spence.

“From this stage our candidates were interviewed by a panel to determine their suitability.”

“The Premier’s Anzac Student Tour presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to take their learning beyond the classroom into a global context.”

Participants will visit historic sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Nui Dat, Vung Tau, Long Tan, Hue and Hanoi, also attending a dawn service at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi as part of the 10-day tour.