Col­lege assem­bly hon­ours the fallen

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Emilee Nee­son

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.

Pic­ture: Tori O'Con­nor

City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der her­itage of­fi­cer Tim Cu­dini, Ash­ley Meda, 12, Stephanie Thorpe, 12, Nathan Fabry, 12, and Gold­fields Bap­tist Col­lege prin­ci­pal Craig Dredge.

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