FATHER’S STORY OF SERVICE
IGNATIUS Park College students have written prayers for the welfare of soldiers and world peace ahead of the Centenary of the Armistice.
More than 1200 poppies have been mounted on the chapel at the entrance to the school with prayers for serving soldiers and veterans and world peace. Student Christopher Gho, 17, said participating in the project had significant meaning for him, with his father serving in the Army.
Principal Shaun Clarke said it was important for his pupils to understand the gravity of Remembrance Day.
“Over 54,000 Australians were killed in the First World War and it reminds us of the importance of peace,” he said.
“The signing of the Armistice was to end all wars and as we know, wars have continued throughout history.
“Our boys are a generation that haven’t really experienced war and it really is important for them to understand history, and the men and women who have given their own lives for the freedom we have.
“We need to strive for a society of peace and justice.”