Earlier this year Sophie Baker was one of the winning entries in the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize and invited to participate in the State Government’s fully funded study tour to Vietnam during the October school holidays. She was accompanied on the trip by HASS Teacher Lauren Smith.
DIary Part 1
So far on our trip the students have experienced Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau.
The students have toured the Presidential Palace and War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Last night, in Vung Tau, the students stayed at the Grand Hotel – the same hotel that the Australian soldiers stayed at during their Rest and Convalescence time. At the ceremony at Long Tan, students laid a rose with the name of a soldier they had researched at the memorial.
It was an amazing experience as the thunder clouds rolled in the background, mimicking the same environment that soldiers endured during the Battle of Long Tan.