John Curtin music students will perform at the commemorative service at Victoria Quay, while the primary school students will be at Fremantle’s train stations to meet the locomotive re-enacting a trip from Blackboy Hill to Fremantle, the same trip WA soldiers made on their way to World War I.
North Fremantle principal Alessandro Di Felice said it was a significant event in the community’s history and they were looking forward to having their students involved.
‘Our students, accompanied by teachers and parents, will be walking from the school to North Fremantle train station, where we will wave our Australian flags at the train as it passes the station,’ he said.
‘Prior to this event, our students will be involved in learning experiences aimed at developing an understanding and significance of the railway commemoration.
‘Is it vitally important that the school is involved as we believe in providing students with authentic learning experiences and value opportunities for students to be involved in understanding the history in their community.
‘We hope our students gain an appreciation and understanding of the significance of this event.’