WA students to make history with ANZAC tour

WA students will travel to Gallipoli to learn more about Australia's involvement during the war.
WA students will travel to Gallipoli to learn more about Australia's involvement during the war.

Several West Australian school students will become part of history when they attend the 2015 Premier's ANZAC Student Tour.

The 32 students will be part of a 10-day tour in Gallipoli to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing.  

"It will be a great experience for them, a moving experience, and I can tell by some of the faces in the background that the parents are immensely proud of what their sons and daughters have achieved," Premier Colin Barnett said.

The students will be among 8000 Australians and 2000 New Zealanders at the Gallipoli dawn service at North Beach in Turkey.

They will also visit key historical sites with Education Minister Peter Collier.

"We want our younger generations to learn more about Australia's history and share what they have learned with their school communities," Mr Collier said.

More than 1000 students applied for the tour, with the chosen ones selected based on interviews and a 1000-word essay about the history of the ANZAC legend and what it meant to them.