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Schools now have the opportunity to take part in a suite of workshops, seminars and events, led by the Anzac Memorial’s team of specialist educators and artists in our state-of-the-art Auditorium. 

At the heart of the Anzac Memorial is a commitment to remember the courage, endurance and sacrifice of Australian Anzacs – both past and present. We understand that when communicated well, our Anzac stories provide insights into the human condition that will inspire young people and may help them navigate the challenges and complexities of their own lives in the 21st century.

Through imaginative and inspiring approaches, our aim is to open up the skills and resources within the Anzac Memorial and provide opportunities for students and teachers to explore our history, artwork, artefacts and architecture in creative and engaging ways.

Our workshops are creative, inquiry led and object based, all linked to the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. They take place in our new space for learning, a state-of-the-art auditorium, offering a flexible environment for interactive and engaging workshops. 

Download the 2018-19 School Learning Program brochure

 

On this day

On this day
16 February

1942— BANKA ISLAND MASSACRE. Following the sinking of the SS Vyner Brook, many of the survivors, including 22 Australian nurses, reached the shore of Banka Island. Realising that their position was desperate, an officer from the ship set out with most of the women and children to surrender the group to the Japanese. The officer returned with 20 Japanese soldiers who ordered all the men capable of walking to move to hidden part of the beach and killed them. They then returned to the beach and ordered the 22 nurses and 1 British civilian woman to walk into the water. They were machine-gunned in the back. All the immobile survivors were then killed. Sister Vivian Bullwinkle pretended to be dead and was the only survivor