Last Friday, five Year 12 students, accompanied by Ms Mungomery and Ms Mynott, attended the ANZAC day student ceremony in ANZAC Square. The ceremony included a variety of addresses including those by Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM and the Honourable Steven Miles MP, and a heartfelt wreath-laying ceremony in which students from a range of schools participated.
Once the wreaths were laid around the eternal flame, RSL representatives read a range of reflective poems which left students with a newfound perspective on those who have served—particularly, ‘ANZAC day’ by D Hunter. This was followed by the Ode, the Last Post, and the sacred minute of silence. The ceremony was an amazing opportunity for students to reflect on those who have courageously fought to defend their countries.
At the end of the ceremony, we had the chance to tour the memorial galleries under ANZAC Square. This memorial is filled with pictures, plaques, and interactive displays that brought to life the sacrifice made by the ANZACs in both World Wars.
All five of us are grateful for such an amazing opportunity to gather with other like-minded students and pay our respects to those who sacrificed their lives.
Madeline Bemrose (12R) and Kit Leach (12O)