On Wednesday 24th April, the day before ANZAC day, the year 5 and 6 students were honoured to attend an ANZAC day service at the war memorial in Box Hill.
The students represented our school proudly, showing respect for the solemnity of the day and the importance it holds for so many. Our school captains, Ava and Jun, were asked to lay a wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of their peers.
After returning to school the students reflected on the day, what they thought and felt. Below is just a small sample of the students’ reflections.
“Sitting silently, watching the old veterans and soldiers lay the wreath against the massive statue made me fill up with joy because they risked their lives to save ours.” – Abi
“When we all settled down, it was such a beautiful speech. When it comes to ANZAC day, it’s a day for remembering and thinking.” – Vienna
“Looking at the massive statue I felt a wave of sad and happy emotions. The ones who died to say our country… I pay massive respect. Lest we forget.” – Will