Students create a moving tribute

Students at Sunrise Christian School last week hosted a Remembrance Day service, with teachers and RSL President Kevin Higgins participating.

The Year 7 students were brilliant, they did an outstanding job. They did well to represent what they’ve seen in Canberra and their view on Remembrance Day.

Henry Engelbrecht.

Principal Henry Engelbrecht said it was great to see students growing an understanding of what Remembrance Day stands for.

“We have to keep that heritage going, and remember what those soldiers actually did for us. Some of them were really young, not much older than our Year 7 students,” he said.

The ceremony began with an assembly in the school’s church hall led by Year 7 students.

“They presented a storybook that the little ones can actually relate to. Then they talked about their trip to Canberra earlier this year, and their experience with the War Memorial,” Mr Engelbrecht said.

Next the Last Post was played, and students moved outside for a flag-raising ceremony to close the service.

“The Year 7 students were brilliant, they did an outstanding job. They did well to represent what they’ve seen in Canberra and their view on Remembrance Day,” he said.

“It’s the first time we invited the RSL President Kevin Higgins, he shared a few stories about what he did in the reserves and what Remembrance Day means to him.

“It’s great to have someone of his caliber coming out here to share his stories.”