ANZAC Day

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day.

Every year, on the 25th of April, we celebrate ANZAC Day. ANZAC stands for;

Australian
New Zealand
Army
Corps

This year is special because we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey.

In our class, we have explored an interactive timeline of the landing at Anzac Cove, which gave us a brilliant insight into both sides of the battle. You can watch the videos here.

We worked with a partner to research one of the many soldiers who fought in the battle and created 3D Graphic Organisers in the shape of boats.

We also watched some Behind the News stories to help us gain a better understanding of why we celebrate ANZAC Day. Some stories are below:

Do you know anyone who has fought in any wars? Have you ever attended an ANZAC Day dawn service?

ANZAC Day

On Friday, 25th of April, all of the students in Victoria did not attend school as it was ANZAC Day.

ANZAC Day falls on the 25th of April every year. It is a special day that we take to remember the service men and women of our country in times of war.

ANZAC stands for:

From abc.com.au

From abc.com.au

Australian
New Zealand
Army
Corps

The ANZAC tradition began 99 years ago, during World War 1, when the Australian troops and their allies landed in 1915 at what is now known as Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey.

On Monday, we had a special Assembly to honour ANZAC Day. Each class in the school contributed a wreath, which are now being displayed in the school front office.

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After Assembly, we were lucky enough to listen to a guest speaker, Margaret, who shared her experiences of being a woman in the army in times of war.

Do you know any more information about ANZAC Day? What do you and your family do on ANZAC Day? Have you ever attended a dawn service?