Pair write their way to Anzac tour

Anzac spirit: Mercy Regional College year 11 students Josh Newcombe and Lauren Huth are heading on study tours as part of the state government's Spirit of Anzac Prize.

Anzac spirit: Mercy Regional College year 11 students Josh Newcombe and Lauren Huth are heading on study tours as part of the state government's Spirit of Anzac Prize.

Putting themselves in the shoes of people during wartime has earned two Camperdown students a statewide honour.

Mercy Regional College year 11 students Josh Newcombe and Lauren Huth have won study tours for their written submissions to the Spirit of Anzac Prize.

The coveted prize, run by the Victorian government, gives selected students the opportunity to head on study tours to significant sites where Australians have served.

Early next month Josh is heading north to the 75th anniversary commemorations of the bombing of Darwin, before travelling to Singapore. In July, Lauren will visit Canberra, taking in the city’s war memorial and other important sites.

MRC humanities teacher Tania Bruckner said Josh’s piece, entitled The Weeping Widow, and Lauren’s story, Dearest Sister, focused on the impact world wars had on loved ones back home in Australia.

“Both Josh and Lauren worked extremely hard, in their spare time, to draft and polish their stories,” Ms Bruckner said.

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