Commemorating Australia’s wartime service doesn’t just have to happen on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. Your students can do things in their local area and with their local community to recognise and understand the service and sacrifice of these men and women.
How can my school commemorate?
Visit your local cenotaph or Memorial
Try doing some rubbings of names and investigate their story through the Memorial’s website and local records.
Find out more about local battalions
Make your own Memorial
Use information and stories of local people who served and died to create your own school memorial.
Interview a veteran
Use you local association or RSL to interview a veteran or have them come to your school. Here about their experiences first hand.
Make a wreath
Make a wreath to lay at your local ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day ceremony on behalf of your school.
The book, Their Spirit, Our History, is a great resource to help you do these activities of commemoration.
Make a poppy
Make a poppy to wear on Anzac Day or Remembrance Day.