ANZAC day was on Saturday and on Friday, our school had a memorial service after our normal assembly. A memorial was especially made this term for our service and will be there for at least 2-3 months. It was made to commemorate the NZ soldiers who fought for our country in WW1.
As you can see from the image above, there is a small field with 30 crosses with names of soldiers who fought in WW1. On the wall behind the field, there is a picture of two men and a poppy. Mr Jacobsen drew the image onto the wall himself and you can see him there in the progress of painting. The memorial makes me remember the ANZAC soldiers and how much they did for New Zealand and Australia. It makes me think about what our lives would be like if they didn’t go and fight for us.
After our weekly assembly, Pt England school walked outside to observe the memorial. The last post played before two of the prefects said the ANZAC ode in English and in Maori. A prayer was then prayed before the reveille played. To finish off the short service, the whole school had a moment of silence to remember the ANZAC soldiers who fought for us.