Saturday, 25 April 2015

ANZAC Commemoration on 23.4.15

     
  
     On Thursday morning we went to hang the poppies that we'd made on the fence.
    
    We also saw the poppies that the discovery children had made on the fence outside our room.

    Liz came over with the three wreaths containing poppies that Trentham children from each syndicate had made stuck on them.
    Then it was time for the ANZAC Service to start.

    First there was a speech in Maori by a kaumatua.

    Then Simon Wasley from the NZ Navy spoke about why we remember those NZ and Australian soldiers who were killed in WW1 and other wars.
    
    Children from Te Roopu Waiata then sung a couple of popular war-time songs.
    
    Next the wreaths were laid below the flagpole in honour of the soldiers who have lost their lives.
    After that the school flag was lowered to half-mast.
    
    A Salvation Army cadet played the Last Post on his bugle.
    
    
    We finished the service by singing the National Anthem and the boys did a Haka.

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