Students from Narrogin Residential College use art to commemorate Anzac Day

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
Narrogin Residential College’s evening Anzac commemoration.
Camera IconNarrogin Residential College’s evening Anzac commemoration.

Narrogin Residential College’s special evening Anzac service on Thursday last week was the culmination of months of learning.

Fairy lights and decorated milk cartons were the end product but the project was designed to give students a better understanding of the service and sacrifice commemorated on Anzac Day.

Students looked into the history of Anzac Day while decorating the college’s recycled milk cartons.

Project supervisors Tracey Bootsma and Lynda Thompson said the project had helped students to build an appreciation for the occasion.

“We got them to really think about what Anzac Day means for them,” Ms Bootsma said.

“I think it’s getting a bit lost with the younger generation, so I think it’s something to get them to remember — that was my big thing.

“It is something they really do need to know and learn about and it did get them thinking about relatives that had fought in the war.”

The project started in early February, with each student researching the history of Anzac Day and using their newfound knowledge to craft designs.

“There’s heaps of different designs and individual ones,” Ms Bootsma said.

“There’s one student who’s written her great-grandad’s name on it who fought in the war and made it quite personal.

“There were a few that said it reminded them of how grateful they were and what they sacrificed. They realised exactly what these young men and women have gone through.”

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