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ANZAC Day Service 2015

ANZAC_5On Saturday, 25th April a large number of Aireys Inlet Campus students participated in the Anglesea RSL Anzac Day Service for the centenary commemoration. They proudly marched behind soldiers and alongside their assistant principal and teachers. Students in the week prior studied the ANZAC qualities of mateship, courage, leadership, resilience and excellence.

This year “The Spirit of Anzac”, “Hey True Blue” and “I am Australian” along with the National Anthems were performed by the students as well as backup vocals to the chorus of “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”. Anglesea Primary school captains presented the Young Person’s Acknowledgement speech, Aireys Inlet Campus school captains lay the wreath, whilst other students from Aireys Campus lowered and raised the flags at the ceremony. As well as students taking part in the ceremony, all students were part of the audience and listened to the speeches allowing them to develop a deep learning experience, while engaging with their local community.

The Commemorative Cross Project is where students write a thoughtful message on a blank cross. These crosses were displayed at the Anglesea RSL in a temporary memorial garden constructed from sand bags under the Lone Pine during the ceremony for the Anglesea Anzac Day Centenary. After this ceremony the crosses were collected and mailed to The Australian War Memorial and they will arrange for these to be placed on war graves and memorials where Australian servicemen and women are buried in countries such as Turkey, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Greece, South Africa and the Middle East.

Meg Parker
Assistant Principal



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