Re­mem­ber­ing fallen

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

THIS year’s Re­mem­brance Day marks the cen­te­nary of Armistice, when World War I came to an end on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

The City of Joon­dalup has been work­ing with lo­cal artists and school stu­dents to com­mem­o­rate this sig­nif­i­cant his­tor­i­cal oc­ca­sion.

Artists Daniela Dlu­gocz, Denise Brown and Paula Hart re­cently held a se­ries of work­shops with stu­dents from lo­cal schools to pro­duce a se­ries of can­vases that de­pict themes from World War I and Re­mem­brance Day, in­clud­ing the iconic poppy fields.

The schools in­volved were War­wick Se­nior High and St Stephen’s schools, Kin­ross Col­lege and Craigie Heights, Bam­bara and St Luke’s Catholic pri­mary schools.

The art­works will be dis­played at the City’s li­braries from Oc­to­ber 22 to Novem­ber 9 and will also be fea­tured at the City’s Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

“The aim of this ini­tia­tive is to sup­port stu­dents to un­der­stand and gain in­sight into World War I and learn about the con­tri­bu­tion made by Aus­tralian and New Zealand ser­vice men and women from all con­flicts,” Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said.

The City was also al­lo­cated $27,902 un­der the Armistice Cen­te­nary Grants Pro­gram to de­liver, in part­ner­ship with the Joon­dalup City RSL, a ser­vice at the Cen­tral Park War Memo­rial in Joon­dalup on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.

St Luke’s Catholic Pri­mary School stu­dents Jesse Butko, Olivia An­der­son and Ella Simp­son.

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