In Term 4 last year, seven students from Year 9 were selected by their History teachers to participate in the Simpson Prize competition.
The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia.
The syllabus for Year 9 correlates with the Simpson Prize topic as Year 9 conclude the year with a study on Australia's involvement in WWI.
This competition is challenging and time consuming. Students are required to write almost double what they have written in past assessment pieces, focus on cause and effect, and use stimulus material to support their responses. They are encouraged to challenge the question and argue against it, whilst always supporting their ideas with evidence and statistics.
Each of the seven students who participated demonstrated exceptional learner qualities and met every challenge with enthusiasm, willingness and often at times, laughter!
We are immensely proud of these students for their achievements.