School re­flects dur­ing An­zac ser­vice

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Anzac Day -

Bal­divis Pri­mary School hosted an An­zac cer­e­mony last week as par­ents, teach­ers, stu­dents and spe­cial guests re­flected on the sac­ri­fice of ser­vice men and women past and present.

Ex-ser­vice­man Gavin Cowie was a guest speaker for the event and spoke to the as­sem­bly about the im­por­tance of re­mem­ber­ing the An­zacs.

Mu­sic was a big fea­ture of the morn­ing with a rous­ing ren­di­tion of In Flan­ders Fields per­formed by the Bal­divis School Choir be­fore Last Post was sounded.

With his bag­pipes blar­ing, Viv Ri­ley led the of­fi­cial party which con­sisted of Coun­cil­lor Matt Whit­field, Fed­eral Mem­ber for Brand Madeleine King and a num­ber of dis­tin­guished guests.

Wreaths were laid by stu­dents and par­ents whose fam­ily mem­bers were cur­rently serv­ing in the mil­i­tary and a clos­ing ad­dress was de­liv­ered by stu­dent coun­cil­lor Kai Sandhu. The cer­e­mony was hosted ahead of An­zac Day be­fore school closed for the Easter break.

Pic­tures: David Sal­vaire

The Bal­divis School Choir per­form In Flan­ders Fields. Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au

Kia MacKay and Haid Mah­mood lay a wreath.

Gavin Cowie ad­dresses the as­sem­bly.

Viv Ri­ley leads the of­fi­cial party to the as­sem­bly.

Nathan Fletcher sounds Last Post.

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