Upcoming Legacy events to share with students

Students can register for the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award and virtual Anzac commemoration ceremony

Melbourne Legacy is encouraging Victorian secondary students to register for the upcoming Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award, which will run from May to August this year.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award is a free national competition for secondary students aged between 12 and 14.

The competition aims to:

  • build students' confidence when speaking in front of an audience
  • raise awareness and appreciation of Legacy's values and the importance of remembrance.

The competition starts with students presenting prepared and impromptu speeches at local finals held from May to August.

The winner and runner-up of the Victorian final will progress to the national final. The national winner will receive a $500 voucher and will keep the perpetual trophy at their school for that year.

Up to four students per school can enter. Registrations close Friday 30 April.

To register, and find out more about the competition, refer to Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

The competition is in its 32nd year in Victoria.

Legacy Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students

Teachers and students can also access the upcoming Legacy Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students online.

Now in its 89th year, the annual ceremony will be live streamed from the Shire of Remembrance on Friday 23 April, from 11am–12pm.

The event will include student guest speakers, school bands, Defence Force cadets, wreath laying and a RAAF fly-over, to honour Australia's service men and women.

Only students from participating schools that are involved in the delivery of the event will be able to attend in person.

To access the live stream, or to watch a recording of the commemoration ceremony, refer to:

This year, Anzac Day falls on a Sunday (25 April). There is no replacement holiday when Anzac Day falls on a weekend.

Find out more

The Shrine of Remembrance website has programs schools can use to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

Schools can find other Anzac Day teaching and learning resources and ideas on the Department's FUSE website (search: Anzac Day).

Advice for school leaders on flag flying and patriotic ceremonies is also available on the Department's Policy and Advisory Library.