Bicton Primary School wins WA Primary Anzac Day Schools’ Award


Luke Collins and Hayley Protich. Picture: Robin Kornet
Luke Collins and Hayley Protich. Picture: Robin Kornet

A STUDENT-RESEARCHED timeline documenting the history of the Returned and Services League (RSL) has earned Bicton Primary School the WA Primary Anzac Day Schools’ Award.

Bicton Primary has enjoyed a long association with the nearby Bicton-Palmyra RSL and last year senior students began investigating the founding of the 100-year-old organisation.

The project continued into 2016 with students interviewing Bicton-Palmyra RSL members and veterans Kevin Hastie (Vietnam) and Steve Grady, who served in the RAAF.

Junior students were also involved in a number of learning activities related to Anzac Day, including creating inspiring medal designs, examining the symbols that represent Anzac Day and reading the Department of Veteran Affair’s Here They Come: A Day To Remember.

Anzac Day Schools’ Award judges said they were impressed by the school’s commitment to engaging with the local veteran community and the whole of school approach to learning about Anzac Day.

Members of the Bicton-Palmyra RSL visited Bicton Primary on Remembrance Day to present the school with a plaque, certificate and $2000 cash prize.