After sifting through documented records and carrying out research into the valued past of a school’s history books, a significant project at Kogarah has been finalised.
Kogarah High School has unveiled its major project this month, after revealing in 2018 that staff and students would be renewing its remembrance wall to honour fallen World War I soldiers.
It is a proud moment for the school community, as many of its former students sacrificed their lives in battle.
The wall was completed in time for the centenary of the Armistice, which concluded hostilities arising from the war, in November 1918.
The project was supported by the federal government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program, which provides grants for local community-based projects to commemorate the end of the war.
Labor MP for Barton, Linda Burney, who helped secure the grant, visited the site this month to see the finished wall.
“We must never forget the costs and sacrifices of those who laid down their lives in the hope that future generations can live in peace”, she said.
“The wall has been positioned to optimise its visibility to students”, school principal Julie Ross said.
“It will serve as a constant reminder for the school community of the sacrifices of our past students.”