GLENDORE PUBLIC SCHOOL REWARDED FOR ANZAC DAY TRIBUTE
THE HON GREG COMBET AM MP
Federal Member for Charlton
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Minister for Industry and Innovation
21 September 2012
Glendore Public School has been named NSW Primary School Runner-up in the Australian Government’s 2012 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.
Charlton MP Greg Combet has today visited the school to congratulate them on their outstanding achievement, and present a plaque, recognition certificates and $500 in prize money.
“The awards program is a great way for young people to honour veterans and current serving members,” Mr Combet said.
“This is a great achievement from a fantastic local school.”
Year 5 and 6 students at Glendore Public School produced the outstanding entry, which featured a study of the Vietnam War.
The students learnt about Australia’s contribution to the war, gained an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Australia’s Defence Forces and recognised the sacrifices of men and women during wartime.
Students read various accounts of the war from soldiers, entertainers, protesters and people on the home front. They studied artefacts from the Vietnam War, interviewed people linked to the war, and learnt about the experiences of past and present servicemen and women who spoke to the class. A slideshow of the research was also prepared and presented during a school assembly.
“Congratulations Glendore Public School for your efforts in this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. Your entry demonstrated a high level of innovative learning and explored an aspect of wartime that is often overlooked,” Mr Combet said.
“I encourage all schools in Charlton to get involved in this great initiative and submit an entry in 2013.”