Schools link with France for history lesson
TO COMMEMORATE Australian Diggers who served and died on the Western Front in the First WorldWar, students from Bargara State School, Childers State School and St Joseph’s Primary School have been officially linked with Vignacourt Primary School in Picardy, France.
Childers school welcomed Michael and Donna Fiechtner to help the students connect with the schoolchildren in France.
“Students got involved by making postcards featuring students dressed as Aussie soldiers and replicating photos taken 100 years ago,” Mr Fiechtner said.
“These postcards, with greetings from Childers, will then be sent to Vignacourt school, who will send postcards back to Bundaberg,” he said.
St Joseph’s welcomed Private Billy Court – a First WorldWar commemorative bear dressed in uniform.
“Private Billy will spend time at the school and students will undertake a diary of activities and photos to share with the Vignacourt students,” he said.
Billy will arrive in Vignacourt for Anzac Day to take part in local events.
HISTORY ON SHOW: (From left) Sara Thomas, CJ Higgins, Will Hansen, Cayden Muggeridge (with Billy Court the bear), Penni Sheehan, Piper Bartlett and Shantara Mcauley.