David Doolan, 11, and Mark Lisle, 11, are preparing for Anzac Day at Yarwun State School.
David Doolan, 11, and Mark Lisle, 11, are preparing for Anzac Day at Yarwun State School. Brenda Strong

'Troopers' to celebrate Anzac Day

AMID ALL the talk about schools not celebrating Anzac Day this year because of the school holidays, Yarwun State School is determined to mark the important occasion in style.

Undeterred by the timing of this year’s holidays, the school will dedicate a jam-packed day to commemorating the moment on Thursday, April 28, three days after Anzac Day.

The day will be filled with Anzac activities, beginning with a major operation first thing in the morning when students will make a giant batch of Anzac biscuits.

An Anzac parade will then be held to respect our diggers.

Principal Pauline Porch said the kids would spend time recounting stories that epitomise the Anzac tradition, as well as listening to stories from their RSL guests. The idea is for students to gain as much knowledge as possible.

“I wanted the kids to get a true understanding of what Anzac Day means,” Ms Porch said.

In the afternoon, every student will take one rock, paint on it what Anzac day means to them and place it in a special garden.

News of such a dedicated effort by a school to recognise the important national day will be welcomed by the community, as the unusually late school holiday has caused many schools to scale back celebrations.



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