Students, teachers and accompanying parents visited All Souls’ Church on Monday 11th November as part of that school’s Remembrance Day activities. After a special assembly, the Year 5 group walked to the memorial on St Peters Street to lay a wreath before enjoying a picnic lunch in Otto Reserve Memorial Park. They then split into groups to visit All Souls’ Church and Spicer Uniting Church.
Brenton Brockhouse, our Church Historian, told students about the World War 1 memorials in All Souls’ Memorial Chapel. He talked about “the human face” of war, personalising WW1 with the story of his distant cousin who was lost, and told the students about the three Morris widows in the church that memorialise young men lost in WW1.
The students were given a special treat of home-made Anzac Biscuits. Thank you Helen Hancock and Estelle Tayler for making the biscuits . The students were delighted.