ANZAC travelling roadshow to perform for Mt Ridley students
A free travelling roadshow will visit Mount Ridley P-12 College on 27 March to teach young students about our Anzac story and World War I.
Messenger Dogs – Tales of WWI roadshow features puppets to tell the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet – three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line working alongside the Australian Imperial Force.
Already over 12,000 Victorian primary school students have seen Messenger Dogs – Tales of WWI roadshow since it hit the stage last year.
The show follows Anzac Centenary – Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance, which reached more than 40,000 Victorian secondary students in two years.
The puppet roadshow is tailored to students from prep to grade six, telling tales of courage, determination and mateship to capture the hearts and minds of young Victorians.
The 45-minute performance will come complete with an online educational resource kit for primary schools to download.
Each participating student will receive their own commemorative 1919 Children’s Peace Medal. In 1919, Australian children under 16 received a silver-coated medallion – a special reminder of the service and sacrifice of Australians at war.
World War I was one of the most decisive chapters in Australia’s story, touching many families around the nation. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $5 million for commemorations and educational programs that mark the Centenary anniversary of the war.
Other local primary schools can express their interest in hosting the roadshow at www.anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au