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South Australia Governor’s Civic Awards

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The first-ever Governor’s Civic Awards for Schools program is now open to all Year 5 students across the Eyre Peninsula.

The competition aims to highlight the importance of civics and citizenship education in the context of South Australian history.

Students can submit either audio or written response on why it’s important for young people to know about the establishment and early years of the South Australian colony.

From next year the program will be open to all students from Years 5 to 12 and will include Individual, Group and School categories.

Education Minister John Gardner said “this competition provides our students with a fantastic opportunity to develop an appreciation and awareness of the contexts that have helped form our state, the values that underpin our democracy and the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens.

“The Awards are also an opportunity to recognise the work of students who have been demonstrating outstanding civic involvement in their school and community.

Entries close on Friday 6 December and details on how to apply can be found on the Education Department website.