On Friday 24th April, we had a very special school assembly to remember the soldiers who went to World War 1, as well as the soldiers who fought in other wars. Mr. McDonald read the Anzac Ode of Remembrance poem which was written to remember all the men who died in World War 1. We listened to the last post and had one minute’s silence, as a mark of respect to these brave people.
We then sang the New Zealand National Anthem.
Later that day Room 8 went down to place two white crosses in our school ’Field of Remembrance’. Every class had two crosses to place on the grid.
Our crosses had the names of two New Zealand men who died in the war.
One cross was for Henry James Nicholas, was so brave that he was one of the 11 men awarded the Victoria Cross in World War 1.