Marangaroo Primary School student wins competition to design WWI war memorial for Anzac Day.

Unique: Shynique Bicknell’s flag pole design is meant to encourage.
Unique: Shynique Bicknell’s flag pole design is meant to encourage.

MARANGAROO Primary School will have a memorial to be proud of this coming Anzac Day thanks to an $8000 grant.

Year 6 head girl Shynique Bicknell won the Federal Government grant money after winning a competition to design a World War I memorial.

Shynique said her proposal would change the way people thought about and looked at the school

‘Every day people just walk past and don’t take any notice of the flag pole, but with my design the pole will stand out with pride,’ she said.

‘My design will honour those soldiers who died and or survived the war for us.

‘If you are struggling, the flag pole memorial will motivate you to keep going because they did too, for us.’

The design includes a limestone mini-amphitheatre flanked by two jarrah bench seats engraved with the Australian coat of arms.

A commemorative brass plaque will be installed in the limestone.