College assembly honours the fallen
Students at Goldfields Baptist College gathered yesterday morning to pay tribute to those who had given up their lives to fight for our country, at a special Remembrance Day assembly with City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Heritage Officer Tim Cudini.
The students and families heard from Mr Cudini about the hardships faced by men and women who dropped their lives and travelled overseas during World War I and World War II to fight for Australia and its freedom.
The students also performed special prayers and stood for a minute of silence to pay tribute to the soldiers and medical staff.
School principal Craig Dredge said as a Christian community, the college wanted to honour their legacy and pay respects to those who had lost their lives in the line of duty.
He said while the majority of students had not experienced a war time themselves, many of them had family members or ancestors who had lost their lives in military service.
Mr Cudini said it was important for students to learn about the sacrifices men and women made during the first and second world wars and Vietnam, and to learn about Australia’s complex history, including shining a light on some of the stories of Goldfields soldiers.
“We have a lot of comforts in our everyday life and these were delivered to us thanks to the sacrifices that were made by people generations before us,” he said.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder heritage officer Tim Cudini, Ashley Meda, 12, Stephanie Thorpe, 12, Nathan Fabry, 12, and Goldfields Baptist College principal Craig Dredge.