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The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Apr 2017



The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Apr 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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18 EDUCATION TUESDAY APRIL 25 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Salute to spirit of mateship THE Anzac Day commemoration at Darwin High School involved 1500 students, staff and dignitaries, and resonated strongly in a community with up to 40 students from Australian Defence Force families. In an event defined by many participants, Secondary Intensive English students helped dignitaries and laid wreathes with representatives from years 10, 11 and 12. Food and hospitality classes provided morning tea, photography students chronicled the remembrance activities, and music students provided appropriate renditions. The commemoration places the Anzac tradition in the context of past and present military engagements, defining the spirit of courage, mateship and tenacity, and the values of respect, responsibility, co-operation and achieve ment treasured by the school, said principal Trevor Read. Year 10 history students Josiah Little, 15, Isabella Graham, 14, and Tiarna Arbon, 15, agree it is important to learn about the role of the Anzacs. The Anzac spirit still applies to our every day. It was such a significant event its become a part of our mindset, Josiah said. Isabella said it was important that every Australian learned about WWI. Anzac Day commemorates the loss of a huge amount of life. I think its fair for every single person in Australia to know about Anzac Day, she said. Tiarna said they had been learning about the Anzacs. Weve been learning about all the soldiers and Gallipoli, and basically what Anzac Day stands for, she said. Darwin High Year 10 history students Josiah Little, 15, Tiarna Arbon, 15, and Isabella Graham, 14, have been learning about Anzacs school work news THE bombing of Katherine and the communitys association with neighbouring RAAF Tindal are unique influences on the Anzac Day tribute by Katherine High School. The student-run ceremony followed their involvement in a commemoration of the World War II attack by Japanese planes. I think its important that we continue to honour the spirit of the Anzacs and the unstinting resolve of Australians not to be cowed by any enemy, said teacher and student leadership coordinator Jessica Hiley. The Anzac spirit is as vibrant and important today as it was in the desperate trench war fighting of World War I, or in any arena of combat past or present. Anzac Day is a reinforcement of the value we place on cherished liberty, the cost measured in human sacrifice, and for our children, a reminder of heroism in harrowing circumstances. School captains Ava Lynch, 18, and Bryn Pickering, 17, believe the import ance of Anzac Day will not diminish. It acknowledges those serving our country, and on a personal level it is a reflection on the values we share in our culture, Ava said. Anzac Day is a time to remember the sacrifices of those who died in World War I, a reminder that we wouldnt be living the life we live without those sacrifices, and highlights the respect deserved by members of our armed forces, Bryn said. School captains Ava Lynch, 18, and Bryn Pickering, 17, with a wreath used during the Anzac Day service CLYDE FENTON Primary School echoed to the bugled Last Post and Rouse in a traditional Anzac Day assembly marked by wreath laying and recitation of the Ode, the poetic tribute to war dead. Students at the Katherine school have been preparing for the remembrance day by exploring Anzac history, and the spirit of camaraderie. Principal Jeff Parker said Australias wartime experiences are those of sacrifice, mateship and freedom qualities sustained in the direst, most inhumane conditions. The assembly was an opportunity for students to present art and literature theyd created to demonstrate the meaning of Anzac, he said. Our school captains read the Ode and the year 5/6 class organised the assembly and the ceremony. It was an opportunity for the children to make a personal investment in the Anzac Day honours. Ruby Rosas, 10, said she thought it was important to commemorate Anzac Day. Anzac stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and this is the day we remember them, she said. We remember them because its about the soldiers who gave their lives for our own. Its a special day just to remember them because they never got to enjoy the freedom that they fought so hard to win. Clyde Fenton school students Syann Siocon, Ruby Rosas and Lescheyah James with their Anzac art Community experience creates greater importance in Katherine Last Post, wreath laying tribute to those who fought for freedom

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