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ANZAC Day, School, Primary School, Australia War, High School, Excursion, Australian History, School Performance
  The Anzac Story school performance was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and consulted with war veterans. The show is a well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom. The show meets learning outcomes that would be taught in the classroom.

Outcomes that include: Explains the significance of particular people, places, groups, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage; Describes the origins of Anzac Day and Remembrance Day; Understand the origins of the battle on Gallipol; Understand how the First World War began and why Australia became involved; and many many more .

ANZAC Day, School, Primary School, Australia War, High School, Excursion, Australian History, School Performance
  The show uses the latest state of the art visual and audio technology to create the experience that allows the audience to feel the real empathy and sympathy of those who lost thier lives for the freedom of Australia. Based on an interactive theatre performance, the audience are offered the opportunity to be part of Australia's history.

With comments like Thank you for an enjoyable, educational and interesting show; The student participation was the best part. It was engaging for both the stidents on stage and in the audience, and it allowed for more serious moments (to get the message across) as the audience was already engaged.; Made the Anzac event easier to understand.

The show has been brought back to connect with more students, more schools and offer more opportunities to unite all Australian's about the Histgory of War. Limited Dates, - book now to avoid missing out.
ANZAC Day, School, Primary School, Australia War, High School, Excursion, Australian History, School Performance
For more information or to book the show
contact our sales or event management staff on:
Iconic Performance Pty Limited
  Level 36, Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: 1300 860 074
Fax: (02) 8221-9625

The ANZAC STORY School Excursion and School-based Incursion Show - What does it mean? It is a live interactive incursion and school performance designed specifically to offer students the opportunity to learn through an interactive experience of THE ANZACs. Based on the HSIE Unit "Gallipoli and the ANZAC Tradition" it is an educational resource that no school should go without.

Students hear the anecdotes of the soldiers at war in the trenches at Gallipoli and learn through a heart-warming performance about why Australia as a new nation participated in this overseas conflict.

While the school incursion performance is based on the the HSIE Stage 3 (year 5-6) unit of "Australia's Experience at war", "Change and Continuity", the Year 7-10 Board of Studies History Syllabus Unit "Gallipoli and the ANZAC Tradition", and the National Curriculum of Australia History, it is suitable for Primary School Students as well who can experience the same interactive show and the importance of commemorating ANZAC DAY.

Can you hear Australia's heroes marching? is a national war memorial song and a tribute to the ANZAC spirit of mateship, courage and sacrifice. The song has been used for commemorative purposes across Australia by schools, churches, choirs, bands, councils, retirement homes, military services, radio stations, RSL branches and ANZAC tributes at NRL & AFL matches. For a copy of the words (lyrics) to be used for school commemorative ceremonies and/or performances ... click here...© Peter Barnes 2001 Concept, title and lyrics: Peter Barnes . 

Every school across Australia's commerates Anzac Day somehow and offers the community and their students the opportunity to remember those who lost their lives for those who are still living now. The ANZAC Story is a wonderful addition to your school's commeration ceremony as it depicts the courage and mate ship that gave birth to the ANZAC spirit. It tells the story of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps under orders from London landing at the wrong spot at Gallipoli Beach on the Turkish coast. Our brave soliders faced sheers cliffs and a barrage of defence fire from the Turkish Forces which became a military disaster.

Australia as a country was fourteen years old and was made up of colonies. This was the first time we had been to war as a nation and as part of the British Commonwealth they acquitted themselves as a nation under extreme circumstances and the ANZAC Story school incursion allows this to be shown in a highly acclaimed and remarkable experience for all students.

The show is set in the trenches at Gallipoli four months after the landing following the Battle of Lone Pine. The audience are taken into the action as it is seen through the eyes of the soldier, the Company Sergeant Major - a Boer War Veteran, a young recruit and a nurse. The performance leads the students into the heart of a young recruit who is proud to have enlisted and to do his part not fully understanding the horror of war and treating it like an adventure. Arriving at the beach he meets the Company Sergeant Major, a battle hardened soldier who began his service in the Boer War and who is in command along a veteran of this campaign. Then there is the Army Medical Corps situated on the Island of Lemnos where Sister Peterson, the sister of the young recruit, is on duty.

As the show in highly interactive and engaging, immersing the children in the history of Australia's past it involves students as Stretcher Bearers following in the footsteps of Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey Duffy. It deals with the question of conscription and the war effort being made by Australia and whether we have the population to replace the losses. It shows the loneliness of the men and their links with home such as receiving the gum leaves and wattle received in their mail from home and the letters they write back to their loved ones.

The performance uses state of the art lights and audio to stimulate the senses of the students to involve them and give them an insight into Australia's role and all it asks, is that we remember the service men and women past and present and keep their memory alive. It is hoped that this production will go a long way in helping the younger generation to understand a little more about why we celebrate ANZAC Day.

It is performed with the greatest respect to the memory of the soldiers and is a moving presentation that treats the subject of the ANZAC and war with honour.

There is no better way to remember the fallen and commerate what they have done, then by experiencing this live, interactive and beautiful event that is makes you feel like you are in the War Zone.

There is only one way to find out ... Book your ticket to the most exciting Australian Historical Renactment ever seen.

The Anzac Story school incursion is a 90 minute show right in the safety of your school grounds.
It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning and is one of the best educational resources in Australia.


The Anzac Story school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and consulted with war veterans and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES IT MEETS.  Students will learn to:

  1. Explains the significance of particular people, places, groups, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage.

  2. Identifies nationally significant events and people related to the wars in Australia’s history

  3. Outlines the facts about these wars

  4. Describes the origins of Anzac Day and Remembrance Day

  5. Understand the origins of the battle on Gallipoli.

  6. Identify where Gallipoli is located.

  7. Identify who was involved in the battle, from the decision makers to the soldiers on the ground.

  8. Understand how the First World War began and why Australia became involved.

  9. Examine reasons for the battle on Gallipoli from different points of view.

  10. Understand why people were chosen for the roles they would play in the battle.

  11. Appreciate and understand reasons why men from Britain, (Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England) France, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia, India and Turkey enlisted and were involved in the battle.

  12. Appreciate the experiences of the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli.

  13. Appreciate and analyse the reaction by the soldiers.

  14. Compare reasons why the ANZAC landing was chaotic?

  15. Investigate why the landing seemed doomed to fail.

  16. Identify procedures for supplying equipment and provisions.

  17. Understand and appreciate different points of view about the plan to capture the forts.

  18. Recognise the contribution of Gallipoli to the ‘ANZAC legend’.

  19. Understand the battle of Lone Pine and how it affected the soldiers and the overall plan.

  20. Analyse why Gallipoli was considered a failure and a ‘defining moment’ in history.

  21. And many many more.

The Anzac Story Incursion is available for the following school levels:

  • Year 2 to Year 12;

  • Ages: 7 to 18+ years old

  • The show is not suitable for children under the age of 7, due to the realistic effects and performance.

The Anzac Story incursion show is available in all areas and regions of Australia

  • If unsure, call our event management team to check availability.

Price Information:

  • The Anzac Story incursion is priced on a per person/ticket charge, with discounts for bulk purchases.

Travel Charges:

  • There are no travel charges charged, regardless of the location.

Teacher/Customer Resources Available:

  • Are available at an additional price.  Teacher information notes are sent out approximately 14 days by email.

Staff Qualifications:

  • All performers are either trained and qualified teachers or have degrees/diplomas or certification in Performing Arts.

* The price of $12.75 is based on the group size of 450 or more tickets purchased per show booked.  The price is based on the group size.  To cover show costs, the larger the group the more inexpensive the ticket price is.  Where a school has combined with another school/organisation to increase the group size, each persons/school/organisation attending a Host School Booking must contact Iconic Performances to purchase their ticket and mention the host school they will be attending to see the performance.

Other Details
:Suitable for:
Year 2 to Year 12; Ages: 8 to 18+ years old
:Not Suitable:
for children 7 years old or under 7, due to the realistic effects and performance.
:Show Duration:
approx 2 hours. (includes an approximate 30 minute Trench Tunnel entrance)
:Minimum Stage Area required:
approx 7m wide by 8-10m deep
:Area Suitability:
indoors only (cannot be performed outdoors).
:Teacher Resources:
Not available for the event.
cannot be adapted due to authenticity of content. Show start time may be changed with permission of Director.
:Minimum Setup & Set Down Time required
5-6 Hours Setup & 4-5 Hours Set Down (the setup and set-down time can be reduced at an additional cost)
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          Posted on 28/02/2020 by Nathan Weil , Redeemer Lutheran College , Rochedale , QLD , Australia

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    Great show and the students loved it! Very interactive and the staff were great to deal with.

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          Posted on 25/09/2019 by Stephanie McIntosh , Sydney catholic schools , Sefton , NSW , Australia

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          Posted on 11/03/2019 by Amninder M , Sirius College , Shepparton , VIC , Australia

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    It was wonderful and related to the History Curriculum. Students and teachers enjoyed it!

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          Posted on 05/12/2018 by jennifer N , gosford public school , gosford , NSW , Australia

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    The show was great and the kids really enjoyed it. It meshed seamlessly with what we had been studying in class. Thank you very much.

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