Shrine of Remembrance Excursion
Christian College and Geelong Legacy have developed a strong relationship through the sale of badges during the annual Legacy Appeal. Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans. Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists around 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800 children and dependants with a disability.
Last Friday 46 year 5 and 6 students from Christian College Bellarine were guests of Legacy at the 87th School’s Anzac Day Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. They joined 1000’s of other students and special guests from across Victoria on the forecourt of the Shrine for a moving service. Under a brilliant blue sky they listened to stories of sacrifice and bravery and paid their respects to all those who have served over the past 100 years.
Throughout the service, the students displayed their understanding of the significance of the occasion and were wonderful representatives of our college. The Legacy representatives who accompanied us on the trip expressed their gratitude for the way the students carried themselves during the service.
Our project care representatives played a special role within the service. Caitlin Deretic and Maya Cooke laid a wreath at the eternal flame during the service and Harrison Connally and Lila Mustica displayed the school’s banner on the steps of the Shrine during the service.
Afterwards the students were able to tour the Shrine and gain a greater insight into the stories of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It was a special and moving day and one that the students were blessed to be a part of.
Lest We Forget
Ryan Healy, Claire Deretic and Rick Geall