Anzacs remembered

Kyle Foreman, Serena |McPherson, Isaac Waddell and Ali Rose Bolton.
Kyle Foreman, Serena |McPherson, Isaac Waddell and Ali Rose Bolton.

Humanities and Social Sciences head of learning Rosinda Seara said students researched soldiers from the Western Australian 11th Battalion and other battalions.

�In addition to the research, the students had to reflect on what Anzac spirit means today,� she said. �The students wrote their response on a red poppy that has been cut out, laminated and a stick has been attached to each.�

On Friday morning, the poppies were planted along the school�s boundaries on Karel Avenue and Keith Road.

More than 400 wooden crosses marked with the name of a soldier were also placed on the school grounds.

In addition, the crosses will eventually be placed on World War I soldiers� graves in Belgium.

Ms Seara said the Year 9 history class studied World War I. �We have five students who have great-grandfathers who fought in World War I; they are all preparing a short speech on their relative,� she said.

�One of the students will also make a short presentation on the 11 WA Aboriginal Servicemen that served in the war.�

Ms Seara said Anzac Day was a special and memorable occasion.

�(It) will leave a lasting impression of Australian history and Servicemen�s and Sservice women�s sacrifice, in the minds of our students and wider school community,� she said.