Australia and the First World War, high school students in Pavia master. And for good reason, a first class has just been awarded first prize in the Sadlier Stokes competition. “They worked on the engagement of Australian soldiers on the Somme front,” confides Joseph Raut, the institution’s culture referent. By making a 17-minute film, in English, these 28 students had the opportunity to discuss the reasons for the engagement of these soldiers and the memory of this conflict.
€ 1,500 for an educational trip
Accompanied by Christine Lippold and Philippe Passard, respectively English and history teachers, the high school students designed their film within the establishment for this annual competition created in 1989 by the Australian government. And this, in order to pay tribute to Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier and Sergeant Charlie Stokes for their courage during the decisive battle of Villers-Bretonneux, April 25, 1918. This Friday, the Pavie high school will receive its prize. A check of 1,500 € intended to finance the trip of pupils in the Somme, next year, for a work around the memory of the Australian soldiers.