Schools link with France for his­tory les­son

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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