Students take up challenge
MEDIEVAL pilgrims would walk vast distances to pledge their faith.
Modern Australian pilgrims visit places of great tragedy where our national identity was forged.
A group of students from McAuley Catholic College recently experienced a study tour of Germany, Belgium and France.
The focus was the Modern History and Studies of Religion HSC courses.
Students learned through a variety of museum and site visits and were encouraged to take ownership of their learning.
Cultural aspects of Germany were highlighted to extend the students' understanding beyond the horrors of the Nazi regime.
World War One battle sites along the Western Front allowed students to investigate personal and community links to the heroic actions of soldiers.
The tour culminated with their attendance at the Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Two of the students' stories are printed on this page.