Voices added to roll

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - emily.smith@cnbtimes.com.au Emily Smith

MUN­DUB­BERA State School stu­dents have helped pre­serve a lit­tle piece of his­tory for our war vet­er­ans.

Af­ter be­ing of­fered the chance to be in­volved in The Roll of Hon­our Sound­scape project, with the Aus­tralian War Me­mo­rial and ABC Wide Bay, 39 stu­dents trav­elled to Bund­aberg to record the name of a des­ig­nated vet­eran ear­lier this month.

The stu­dents recorded 50 vet­er­ans names all to­gether at the ABCWide Bay stu­dio, and Year 6 teacher Bec Eisel said they spent a long time re­hears­ing.

“You could see when they sat in the chair in front of the big mi­cro­phone they were a lit­tle bit daunted, but they re­ally were so pro­fes­sional,” she said.

Record­ings of 62,000 vet­er­ans will now be col­lab­o­rated in Can­berra from pri­mary school stu­dents all around the coun­try.

They will then be played in the First­World­War sec­tion of the Clois­ters in the com­mem­o­ra­tive area of the Aus­tralianWar Me­mo­rial, to mark the cen­te­nary of the FirstWorld War.

“Hav­ing these record­ings will en­hance the iconic Roll of Hon­our,” Mrs Eisel said.

She ex­plained how the day was ex­cit­ing for the stu­dents as it brought home the sig­nif­i­cance of re­mem­ber­ing those who have “paved the way for the life we are able to lead in this coun­try”.

“Mun­dub­bera is a small town with deep con­nec­tions to de­fence force life, so it is im­por­tant for stu­dents to un­der­stand the com­mit­ments that have been made for our coun­try, free­dom and lib­er­ties,” she said.

The Roll of Hon­our Sound­scape project will be played from Au­gust 18 for four years at the Aus­tralian War Me­mo­rial in Can­berra.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ROLL CALL: Mrs Bec Eisel (back from left), Char­lotte Allen, Tar­rissa Hill, Ashton Wen­gel, (cen­tre) Kyle Law­son, Sophie Whelan and (front) Ross Ped­dle­sen from ABC Wide Bay and Matthew Duf­fin recorded vet­er­ans names for the Roll of Hon­our Sound­scape project.

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