CHILDREN had an early start when Wanneroo Primary School hosted its inaugural dawn service ahead of Anzac Day.
About 350 students and 300 adults braved the chilly early morning conditions on April 7 to be part of the event.
Parents and Citizens Association member Shane Tullett said Year 6 students read letters written by soldiers during World War I.
“The students were placed around the grassed area in among the parents while dressed in the clothing associated with the original authors of the letters,” he said.
“The students of the school choir then stood near the flag at half-mast and sang the song We Will Remember Them.
“More Year 6 students then stepped up to the podium and read out some of their classroom projects describing the spirit of the Anzac.”
Local people who lost their lives in the two world wars were acknowledged before The Ode was recited.
Bugler David Scott then sounded Last Post and attendees observed a minute’s silence.
After the service, breakfast was served by the Year 6 camp fundraising committee.