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Our students warm-up for Invictus Games

Thousands of NSW public school students have been given the opportunity to attend the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney from 20 to 27 October.

Students and staff from Rydalmere East Public School wave flags for the 208 Invictus Games

Students and staff at Rydalmere East Public school are excited about the upcoming Invictus Games

So far more than 6,000 students from more than 180 schools across the state have been lucky enough to secure tickets.

Among them are 30 students from Rydalmere East Public School, where 30 per cent of students at the school have parents that have served or who are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force.

“Often students from Defence backgrounds will go to two or three different schools when their parents serve in the military,” Rydalmere East Public School Principal John Carters said.

“The team at Rydalmere East Public School works hard to make these students transition into school life as smoothly as possible and help them feel like they belong.

“For example, our Defence School Transition Aide, Donna Flanagan, helps children and parents from Defence families transition into the community and supports them throughout their time at Rydalmere East.

“Supporting the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project allows our students to connect with something important to our community and I am thrilled to be able to give Rydalmere East Public School students the chance to attend the Invictus Games this month.”​

All NSW public schools were invited to apply for tickets to the Games. Special reserved seating has been earmarked for NSW public school students as part of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project led by the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Visit the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project webpage for more details.

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