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Monday, 18 December 2017 14:30

Young Ambassadors 2018 announced!

Written by SHTeam

Six Young Ambassadors will be travelling on their ancestors’ footsteps in France come July 2018.

Six New Zealand students, who share a common love for learning things French and more, will stay for a period of approximately three weeks in Paris and Northeast France, and will visit historical and cultural sites related to the War and experience commemorative events. This is the third and last Young Ambassadors Tour being organised as part of the Shared Histories project since the period of remembrance for World War One started in July 2014.

The Young Ambassadors will be hosted in a French school for one week and will take part in common activities with their French counterparts. We will get to know them better as the new school year kicks in in our hemisphere in February 2018.

Shani McMullan, Newlands College - Wellington
“Je ne pensais pas avoir en ancêtre qui a combattu dans la Premiere Guerre Mondiale, mais après mes recherches, j ai que le premier cousine de mon arrière grand père a en effet combatu.”

Emma Hartshaw, Cashmere High School - Christchurch
“Je suis intéressée par le programme Following Family Footsteps en France car je veux en savoir plus sur mes ancêtres qui ont combattu dans le nord de la France”

Rebecca Farquhar Wellington Girls College - Wellington
“L’histoire m’intéresse beaucoup, et je veux mieux comprendre le phénomène des guerres sur notre société”.

Eleana Hill Wellington Girls College - Wellington
“Je voudrais faire ce voyage parce que c’est une opportunité pour apprendre plus sur le service que mes arrière-grand-pères et les autres soldats ont donné.”

Jeremy Wright Shirley Boys High School - Christchurch
"Je voudrais visiter plus de monuments de la première guerre mondiale, surtout, les monuments français et les cimetières militaires pour mieux comprendre ce qui s’est passé.”

Katie Sullivan Sacred Heart Girls High School Hamilton - Hamilton
“Pour moi la première guerre mondiale est quelque chose de très significatif et d’important car mon arrière grand père était soldat lors de cette guerre.”

All six Young Ambassadors 2018 #ya2018nz are profiled here. They will journal their journey from February 2018 with regular blog posts and content on the Ambassadors Blog


Be sure to follow their stories as they embark on their Ancestors’ footsteps here on sharedhistories.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

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