Saturday, April 25, 2015

Field of Remembrance

April 25, 2015 is an important day in the history of New Zealand. 
It is the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. 
Centenary means it happened 100 years ago.

New Zealanders and Australians fought alongside the British in an impossible situation at Gallipoli in Turkey. 
Many soldiers from both sides were lost. 
The campaign marked a new era of nationhood for both Australia and New Zealand.

Like many schools around New Zealand this year, our school made a Field of Remembrance. 

Yesterday the school had a special ceremony and we march in the community Anzac day parade. 

1 comment:

  1. We too had a Garden of Remembrance. We thought it was sad to see so many crosses and a little bit scary to have them on our school field, but they were a very good reminder to stop and think about the local men and women (whose names were on the crosses) who lost their lives in WWI. We have been enjoying learning about ANZAC Day too. From Mrs P & Room B5...