Students jetting off on Collie Senior High School’s 2019 ANZAC tour are a step closer to their trip of a lifetime thanks to a $1000 sponsorship from Synergy.
The biennial tour will see 20 students and 10 chaperones visit France and Belgium for next year’s ANZAC Day commemorations to gain an insight and appreciation of Australia's involvement in World War One.
Synergy Thermal Generation Manager Terry Jobling said the company was proud to support the students’ trip.
“Synergy is proud to support the development of youth in our local community,” he said.
“The tour participants are to be commended for the enormous commitment they have made to fundraising to achieve their goal.
“This trip will create lasting memories for all involved.”
Tour leader Ed Croft said the tour would be an educational experience.
“As an educational venture, the tour has so many benefits,” he said.
“The students will gain an appreciation for the difficulties faced by our Diggers, their strength and determination as Australians and how this terrible conflict added to the nation’s character and image of itself.”
When signing up for the tour, students and parents commit to undertaking an extensive range of fundraising activities to support their trip such as cake stalls, raffles and selling sheep manure.
The group also takes an RSL veteran – funded by the students – as a mentor.