Students pay respects
THE hall was silent as Isis State High School students read the names of those who lost their lives in war.
The solemn ceremony was held Friday to commemorate Anzac Day and the stadium was full of parents, children and community members who bowed their heads in respect.
Year 8 student Holly Morten who’s father is currently serving in the armed service read The Ode.
“My dad is at Wagga Wagga with the Army Reserve,” the 13 year old said.
“I’m very proud of him and am glad I could be part of this today.”
Principal Allan Cook said he was proud of the respect shown by students at the ceremony.
“School Captains Caleb Spark, Victor Vella, Aleisha Nugent and Aleisha Thomas led the ceremony, but several other students also participated in acknowledging the sacrifice of servicemen/women in a respectful manner,” Mr Cook said.
“Local SES Cadets who are also students at the school formed the Catafalque around the Australian flag and which formed the platform for the laying of wreaths by students.”
At the end of the ceremony the hall filled with the vocals from Year 10 student Tracey Hoffmann who sang both the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.
All students reflected during a minute’s silence between The Last Post and Rouse in the meaningful school ceremony.
HEARTFELT: Caleb Spark and Victor Vella at the service.
Aleisha Nugent speaking at the Anzac Day service.
ANZAC SERVICE: Holly Morton lays a wreath.