Students from 12 St George schools came together on Tuesday as part of a special children’s run service to commemorate ANZAC Day.
Kingsgrove RSL has hosted the event for the past several years with students from Arkana College, Beverly Hills Girls High, Beverly Hills Public, Clemton Park Public, Hurstville Public, Kingsgrove High, Kingsgrove North High, Kingsgrove Public, McCallum Hill Public, Our Lady Of Fatima, St Mary’s & St Mina’s Coptic Orthodox College, and St Ursula’s College taking part.
Beverly Hills Girls High School Captain Mia Castagnone spoke at the event and said it was a chance to reflect on what our ancestors have gone through.
‘’Being here has made me realise more about myself,’’ she said.
‘’I realised that I had family that fought in Vietnam and that’s something I can bring back to school and the community.
‘’Not all of us have direct connections to the ANZAC’s but we’re all Australians.’’
Kingsgrove RSL Club President Alan Barnes said the service was important in the education of the ANZAC spirit.
‘’By engaging children in their understandings about the traditions, facts and history of ANZAC Day, the real life stories of sacrifice, heroism and mateship of everyday Australians and New Zealanders continues to live on,’’ he said.