Students from 12 St George local schools took part in the annual Kingsgrove RSL Club Combined Students Anzac Commemorative Service yesterday.
Kingsgrove RSL Club has been holding an Anzac Day school service for over 20 years and this year’s service had added significance with 2018 marking the centennary of the end of WWI.
The school representatives came together at 11am on Tuesday, April 10 for commemorative service which was run entirely by the students.
The students lay wreaths at the Kingsgrove RSL Memorial outside the club accompanied by returned service personnel from Kingsgrove RSL Club Sub Branch and with the assistance of the 233 Army Cadet Unit St George forming the catafalque party.
Student representatives from Arkana College, Beverly Hills Girls High, Clemton Park Public, Hurstville Public, Kingsgrove High, Kingsgrove North High, Kingsgrove Public, McCallum Hill Public, Our Lady Of Fatima, Regina Coeli, St Mary’s and St Mina’s Coptic Orthodox College, and St Ursula’s College worked together to hold the service in remembrance of the Australian and New Zealand men and women who gave their lives.
“By engaging children in their understandings about the traditions, facts and history of ANZAC Day, the real-life stories of sacrifice, heroism and mate ship of everyday Australians and New Zealanders continues to live on,” a club spokesperson said.
At the completion of the service, students were invited to lunch and refreshments at the club where certificates of appreciation were awarded to the student readers.
On Wednesday, April 25 Kingsgrove RSL Club will be holding a 7am march from Shaw Street Kingsgrove to Kingsgrove RSL for an Anzac Day service followed by breakfast within the club.
For more details please contact Kingsgrove RSL Club on (02) 9336-1500.