We are a Year 1 class at Sylvia Park School, in Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Anzac Day Dawn Service

What is Anzac Day and why do we celebrate it?

This week we have been thinking about the Anzac soldiers that died in World War 1. Thousands of people fought for New Zealand. They were fighting against other countries. (Deijah)

We learnt about how the Anzac soldiers went in boats and the other soldiers were hiding on the cliff. (Pauline)
Lots of the Anzac soldiers died because they got shot (Geneva).

We remember the soldiers who died (Isla)
We wear a poppy to remember them (Deijah)
We wear a poppy because the soldiers died in poppy fields where there were lots of poppies (Deijah)

Our Own Anzac Day Dawn Parade

We made a poppy wreath to take to the Anzac service to remember the Anzac soldiers. 
We used water colours to paint the poppies and the leaves

The whole school went to the hall for a service to remember the Anzac's.

Whaea Bron sang and then we all joined in.
We also sang the National Anthem (Christiaan).

Pauline and Christiaan held the wreath and put it down in the middle of the hall.

The service was a lovely way to remember those who fought for our freedom.

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