Collège and lycée classes can participate in the Sadlier Stokes Prize about Australia’s participation in World War I.
Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier and Sergeant Charlie Stokes of the 5th Australia Division, were decorated for their bravery in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, on 24 April, 1918. The town was strategic in the German plans to attack nearby Amiens. They captured the town on the morning of the 24th. The British planned an immediate counter-attack and sent the Australian Division to encircle the town. Sadlier and Stokes single-handedly attacked and destroyed six German machine-gun posts that were causing terrible casualties in the Australian ranks. Their action ensured that Villers-Bretonneux was re-taken and the road to Amiens barred to the Germans.
In their honour, every year, a prize of €1500 each is awarded to a primary class, a collège class and a lycée class for a project. The projects don’t have to be exclusively in English. The competition is open to all disciplines, and is ideal for an EPI or cross-disciplinary project with History-Geography, French or EMC for example.
Projects about Australia’s participation in World War I must be undertaken this school year. The deadline for registering your project is 1 February 2017, and the entries must be sent to the Australian embassy by 17 March.
Last year’s winners will give you a taste of what is possible.
This is the video which one the collège award for Collège Les Coudriers, Villers-Bocage (Somme)
And Lycée Pierre Corneille, La Celle Saint-Cloud (Yvelines), produced a Tumblr website.
The prizes are awarded on ANZAC Day, 25 April, the day of commemoration for the Australian and New Zealand military who perished in WWI.
For details on how to apply, see the Australian Embassy site.
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