From late July to early September in 1916, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was fighting to secure a small village in northern France by the name of Pozieres. In just six weeks, the AIF had 23,000 casualties of which nearly 7,000 were killed, prompting historian Charles Bean to state that Pozieres “is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth”. In May 2016, the NSW Governor, General David Hurley, launched the Pozieres French-Australian School Project to commemorate the lives of thousands of Australians who sacrificed their lives.
APG donated Project Management Services to assist in the delivery of Charles Bean School. The project involves construction of a seven-classroom central school in the French village of Pozieres to act as a “living memorial” to the Australians who were lost in the Battle.