Chance for newcomers to learn Anzac traditions
Karratha children were given to the opportunity to learn about Anzac traditions at a cooking and information session hosted by the Pilbara Community Legal Service.
More than 40 adults and children had the chance to cook and do craft at the Salvation Army last Thursday morning.
Pilbara Community Legal Service migrant settlement worker Isabelle Galtier organised the event to share Australia’s Anzac Day customs with those new to the country.
“(I work) to assist migrants fit into the community,” she said.
“I thought this was a good idea for migrants to get familiar with Anzac traditions in Australia.”
Volunteers from the Karratha Autumn Club joined in to help the children make chocolate and Anzac biscuits.
Kids also enjoyed colouringin activities, making red poppies and hearing about the Anzacs from Pilbara Regiment Warrant Officer Class Two James Waller.
“My short presentation was to introduce the audience not only to the importance of Anzac Day, but to talk about some of the relevant parts of the commemoration,” WO Waller said.
WO Waller also explained dawn services, Last Post, the Ode and the significance of red poppies, Anzac biscuits and Simpson and his donkey.
Skyler Townsend, Maxium Burchell, and Bayley Hughes, all 4, make Anzac biscuits.