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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waitahuna School Anzac Day Service

Waitahuna pupils ready to lay their wreath and
poppies at the School Roll of Remembrance
Ms J and Mrs Blackmore were very proud of the way the children conducted themselves at the school's Anzac Day Ceremony.  The Senior children produced a play based on the story of 'Simpson and his donkey'. Danielle read a piece she had written on what Anzac Day means to her.  The children stood silently listening to the 'Last Post' before laying a Poppy Wreath at the Waitahuna School Roll of Remembrance.Thank you for the responsibility and caring attitude you showed for our Anzac Day Service. from Mrs Blackmore and Ms Johnstone

Senior Room pupils acting in their drama of
 'Simpson and his Donkey'
Ms J brought along her Grandfather's 'Princess Mary Brass tin from 1914'
Read more about this interesting story
 by clicking on the photo above

War by Danielle Bain
War is one of the saddest things that has happened in the world. We had war because two countries were fighting over land. People that went to war were 18 and some were even younger. Most people that went to war thought it would be a great chance to get out and see the world. Also a lot of people knew people were going to get killed, but they didn’t think it would be them and unfortunately it was some of them. If they didn’t die it was still sad for them to see friends and even some family die. When New Zealand and Australia went to the battlefield it was late and they thought they could sneak up and kill some of the other team, unfortunately they got it wrong and they were the ones that got attacked. All the Turks were already up on the battlefield and as soon as the New Zealanders and Australians stepped foot in the battlefield they got shot. What was even worse was that some got shot when they were coming in on the boats. People that came back from the war were rewarded medals. My Great-Great Granddad went to war and he sent back letters so my Great-great Grandma has started typing them out. If people at war wanted to send a letter back an officer would have to check it in case the enemy saw it.


Mrs A said...

Well done Senior Room on your play, Lovely thoughts Danielle and the poppies were excellent for the wreath. Well done Mrs B and Mrs J on a lovely Anzac service. Mrs A

Anonymous said...

Well done school on ANZAC day. You have had an opportunity to learn about "a very sad time in our Country's history" Some very interersting thoughts written from Danielle

An interested person