Voices added to roll
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.
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.