Ahead of the Young Ambassadors departing to ‘follow their family family footsteps’, due to depart for France on 30 June, we ask Jennifer Bush-Daumec, who will be returning to France with the ropu to tell us a little more about her involvement with Shared Histories.
Following an ANZAC day dawn service and ceremony, full of emotions and focused on remembrance, the Young Ambassadors headed north to Waiouru to be welcome with a powhiri on the Marae at National Army Museum, followed by a reception with officers.
The 16 French and New Zealand Young Ambassadors, selected as part of the Following Your Family Footsteps initiative, conducted as part of the Shared Histories project, came together for a week from Avril 24 to May 1 2018.
In 2018 an exchange of Young Ambassadors between New Zealand and France concluded a 4-year government-to-government program in commemoration of the Great War: Shared Histories / Mémoires héritées, histoire partagée.
Un projet pédagogique qui reconnait la participation et le sacrifice des troupes de l’ ANZAC, mené par Sylvie Pipon et Franck Baudot au Lycée Carnot de Dijon, a reçu la labellisation de la Mission du Centenaire. C’est en effet une belle reconnaissance de la qualité à la fois de sa portée et de son contenu.