Early ser­vice hon­ours Anzacs

Wanneroo Times - - Anzac Day 2017 -

CHIL­DREN had an early start when Wanneroo Pri­mary School hosted its in­au­gu­ral dawn ser­vice ahead of An­zac Day.

About 350 stu­dents and 300 adults braved the chilly early morn­ing con­di­tions on April 7 to be part of the event.

Par­ents and Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Shane Tul­lett said Year 6 stu­dents read let­ters writ­ten by sol­diers dur­ing World War I.

“The stu­dents were placed around the grassed area in among the par­ents while dressed in the cloth­ing associated with the orig­i­nal au­thors of the let­ters,” he said.

“The stu­dents of the school choir then stood near the flag at half-mast and sang the song We Will Re­mem­ber Them.

“More Year 6 stu­dents then stepped up to the podium and read out some of their class­room projects de­scrib­ing the spirit of the An­zac.”

Lo­cal peo­ple who lost their lives in the two world wars were ac­knowl­edged be­fore The Ode was re­cited.

Bu­gler David Scott then sounded Last Post and at­ten­dees ob­served a minute’s si­lence.

Af­ter the ser­vice, break­fast was served by the Year 6 camp fundrais­ing com­mit­tee.

Stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents at­tended the in­au­gu­ral dawn ser­vice at Wanneroo Pri­mary.

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