Olivia Price (Year 10) was recently chosen as the Student Ambassador for Queensland for Camp Gallipoli. Please find below her description of her involvement at this very special commemorative event.
On Friday April 24th, my family and I packed our swags and went along to Camp Gallipoli, a once in a lifetime opportunity where thousands of people came together to celebrate and commemorate 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli. It was held at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds and was a special night with entertainment, special guests, movies, documentaries, great food options and a very special Dawn Service on Anzac day itself.
I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Student Ambassador for QLD, as I was the winner of a competition linked with Camp Gallipoli which asked students to write 60 words or less on what the centenary means to them. I had a number of roles at the event with me firstly being interviewed by the MC and then reading out my winning speech on what the centenary means to me. Then later on that night I was a part of the flag ceremony with several other students from Padua College. Following this was the light horse parade where I had to pass the torch to a horsemen who then lit the Camp Gallipoli cauldron. Overall it was a great night and an experience that I will never forget!