by Jude Bridge

  • Venue

    We perform at your school (in a sheltered area)

  • Performance Duration

    45 Minutes and question time

  • Cost

    $5.00 per head, $500.00 for audiences under 100 (plus GST from school)

  • Max. Audience

    200 students (parents and teachers free)

  • Age Range

    Suitable for Grade 3 to Year 10 (many Primary Schools have successfully booked for the whole school)

  • Performance in...

    PERTH

Anzac Day can be seen as a commemoration of the suffering and service of our young soldiers, a celebration of mateship or a glorification of war. What is not in doubt is that the Gallipoli campaign changed our Australian identity.

In ANZAC G’DAY, a West Australian soldier enlists in the army in 1915 as an honourable duty. Through his young eyes we learn about friendship and the reasons why over 8,000 Australian soldiers lost their lives. A young school student of today follows the solder’s path and questions changing attitudes to war, both historically and in the light of the current conflicts. Students watching the show will be encouraged to discuss finding alternatives to war and whether we always have a choice.

ANZAC G’DAY incorporates:

  • the Gallipoli campaign;
  • the spirit of Anzac;
  • Simpson and his donkey;
  • Australian involvement in other wars;
  • the role of Australian peace keeping forces; and
  • our relationship with the world’s superpowers and how we react when the balance of power alters.