Anzac tribute

DEAN STACEYSound Telegraph

Students at Kwinana’s Gilmore College remembered the ultimate sacrifice made by Australian soldiers in war during a special Anzac Day ceremony last week.

With Army and Navy cadets in attendance, students listened to an address from Kwinana Returned and Services League member Morris Danks and sang the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.

Principal Carolyn Cook said students were respectful throughout the service, which was brought forward due to school holidays.

‘‘It was an excellent day and the behaviour and participation of the students was outstanding,’’ Ms Cook said.

‘‘If we’re not at school until after Anzac Day, I prefer to hold the service before because I think it holds more meaning that way.

‘‘They’ve all been studying it in their classes as well.’’

The service was led by head boy Wayne Henke and school councillor Amy Kiely.

April 25 marks the 97th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by a combined force of Australian, New Zealand, British and Canadian soldiers.

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