Stu­dents com­bine ser­vice

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

TWELVE City of Bel­mont schools came to­gether for a mov­ing com­mem­o­ra­tive An­zac ser­vice last week.

The stu­dents gath­ered with Bel­mont RSL SubBranch mem­bers, lo­cal gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and fam­ily and friends in Faulkner Park in Cloverdale on April 4 for the third an­nual com­bined schools ser­vice.

The stu­dents gave stir­ring choir per­for­mances and speeches and each laid a wreath at the War Memo­rial to spell out the let­ters ‘Lest We For­get’.

Krista McMeeken, a board mem­ber of Cel­e­brate WA and pre­vi­ous state fi­nal­ist for Young Aus­tralian of the Year, gave the An­zac Day ad­dress, em­pha­sis­ing the in­di­vid­ual sto­ries that go into mak­ing An­zac Day mem­o­ries.

“Our na­tional val­ues as we cel­e­brate on An­zac Day are key to the de­vel­op­ment of young peo­ple,” Ms McMeeken said.

“Lead­er­ship, team­work, com­mu­nity. ”

Bel­mont RSL SubBranch pres­i­dent Alan Richard­son said it was fan­tas­tic see­ing the chil­dren at­tend the ser­vice.

The Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­lege, Carlisle Pri­mary, Kewdale Pri­mary, Notre Dame Catholic Pri­mary, Bel­may Pri­mary, Cloverdale Pri­mary, St Maria Goretti Pri­mary, Bel­mont Pri­mary, St Au­gus­tine Pri­mary, Red­cliffe Pri­mary, River­vale Pri­mary and Bel­mont City Col­lege at­tended.

Wreaths laid by the stu­dents spell­ing ‘Lest We For­get’.

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