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Students Become Part of History

​Noosa District State High School student leaders and SOSE students were lucky enough to be a part of special celebrations in Cooroy on the eve of the 100th Gallipoli landing Anzac Day commemoration.
The students welcomed a First World War troop steam train, which had on board more than 230 passengers, including Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss.
The train, with nine refurbished carriages, left Winton on Monday, stopping at Longreach, Emerald, Rockhampton, Maryborough and Cooroy, before arriving in Brisbane later today.
The NDSHS students warmly applauded a military march, the Noosa Pipe Band and a jeep convoy as they travelled down the main street of Cooroy.
School Captains Daniel Nunns and Georgia Edwards met and carried the Anzac Flame for the Cooroy memorial service.
NDSHS Year 9 student leaders, who are studying World War I in SOSE this term, were provided with the unique opportunity to board and ride the steam powered one hundred year old troop train to Nambour.
Many students had never been on a train before, yet alone an authentic Anzac troop train!
The Year 9 leaders enjoyed meeting (and singing to) Australian soldiers, retired army nurses and the passengers from remote, regional Western Queensland.
The passengers were enthralled and very impressed with the Noosa High students' enthusiasm, excitement  and friendliness.