Schools commemorating Remembrance Day

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Image 1: Ella from St Paul’s School. (Photo credit: Michael J Fromholtz) Image 2: Iona College students at Remembrance Day service.12 November 2020

While Remembrance Day services were smaller this year, this did not interfere with schools’ wishes to pay respect to the men and women who served and died for our country.

Students from St Paul’s School, Coburg, and Iona College Geelong, Charlemont, commemorated the day by taking part in different Remembrance Day activities.

Ella from St Paul’s School had the opportunity to present a wreath at the local RSL.

‘I am proud to represent the young people of my generation so we can continue to honour the men and women who have sacrificed and protected our country’, said Ella.

Through the years, St Paul’s School has worked closely with the Coburg RSL in an effort to educate students about war veterans and significant days.

Principal Maria Mercuri said that the school ‘values its community relationships and incorporates this in our rich learning experiences’.

‘The local RSL has always been supportive and loved the interest and interactions with our students’, she added.

Students at Iona College Geelong led the school’s Remembrance Day service.

Head of learning Carmen Ahearn said, ‘Our motto at Iona College is “Learning to change the world” and we encourage our students to look at the legacy of those in our past and carry that legacy into our future’.

‘Recognising service during wartime through Remembrance Day and Anzac Day is essential to our students understanding the nature of service and their place in making a contribution within their local environments or on the larger world scale.’