Learning about ANZAC Day

To complete the ‘Our Place’ school inquiry our students learnt about ANZAC Day. We made our own poppies and medals. We made a wreath too.

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Reegan

Reegan said, Lest we forget means we remember the soldiers who fighted in the war.

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Emilia

Emilia said, This medal is for the parade for the soldiers so we can remember my great, great grandfather.

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Jhenae

Jhenae said, I made a poppy.

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Carter

Carter said, This is my medal for the soldiers for being brave.

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Max

Max said, I made the medal for the soldiers being brave.

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A.J.

AJ said, I made this medal for the ANZAC parade.

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Austin wearing medals 

Mum said, Austin has been very excited to come home with his poppy and medal you did in class and telling us what Anzac Day is. He seems very interested in all of this.

Family History

Pop - George went to WW2 and was stationed in the Pacific. (Great grandfather)

His father Henry went to WW1 and was stationed in France (great great grandfather)

Earle Garry’s dad went to ww2 and was in the pacific.  (Great grandfather)

Shirley went to WW2 and was a radio operator in NZ. Also, she was the first person to hear Japanese had surrendered and had to keep it a secret for 5 days. (Great grandmother) there is an article on this.

The medals Austin has on are:

The GRJ VI - 1939-1945 Star

The GRJ VI - The Pacific Star

The Defence Medal 1939-1945

Service to New Zealand 1939-1945

Keywords: Social Sciences, ANZAC, poppies, wreath, medals

Austin