Battle of Passchendaele competition for senior students
A competition is open for students aged 16 to 19 years on 2 July 2017 in NZ schools and kura to enter as individuals or in groups and use digital technology to produce a curriculum resource for year 7 to 10 students about the Battle of Passchendaele.
The competition runs from 8 May to 2 July 2017. Winners will be announced on 24 July 2017.
Link to corresponding poster
In a prize sponsored by the Passchendaele Society and the Fields of Remembrance Trust, 10 students will travel to Belgium to join the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele in West Flanders on 12 October this year.
The Battle of Passchendaele on the Western Front was the scene of one of New Zealand’s darkest days in battle. In just one day, 12 October 1917, there were 2700 casualties including the loss of 846 lives.
“This competition will be an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about the service and sacrifice made during a significant time in military history. We encourage all teachers of 16-19 year olds to ensure their students know about and participate in this competition,” says Apryll Parata Deputy Secretary, Parents Information and Community Intelligence.