Anzac Day Service at School: Lest we forget.

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Recently our year 3 and 4 students led the school in the annual Anzac Day commemoration service. The service which dates back 100 years is to acknowledge those men and women who served in our armed services in conflicts and peace keeping missions.

The students investigate what the commemorative service means by visiting our local Return Service League to hear from returned soldiers and look up the history of some of our former students who died in WW1. Every student made a commemorative day clay poppy thanks to our Art Teacher Ms Taylor, which was displayed in our school garden and then taken home to “plant” in their home.

The photo shows a parent, who is veteran from the recent peace keeping missions abroad, with students holding a poppy for every former student who died in WW1.

The service was attended by over 1000 people and was very moving particularly as the last post was played. I felt proud that our students led the service which is keeping the memories of the sacrifices of those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy our current freedoms.

Lest we forget,