SCHOOLS throughout the region commemorated Anzac Day at special assemblies at the end of Term One.
Mandurah Baptist College held a special service to recognise those who had defended the freedom we enjoy in Australia.
Riverside Primary School also held an assembly to celebrate freedom.
Education Support Centre principal Jim Douglas told students a story about a butterfly.
He said the butterfly started as a caterpillar and through the trials and struggle of being in a cocoon, it broke free to fly off as a butterfly. He urged students to show compassion, conviction and forgiveness.