This year is the Centenary of Armistice Day and the conclusion of hostilities in WW1.
As part of the commemorative ceremony (11/11/18) at the National War Memorial on North Terrace, there will be a drop of 59,000 poppies from a veteran aircraft over the gathered crowd. This the first time anything like this will be done in Australia. The number is significant – one for every WW1 Serviceman/woman who died in the service of our country.
CAMPUS have contributed 2800 poppies to the drop and each child has spent time colouring and cutting out the poppies. Each Poppy has the name of the service men and women (93) that served in WW1 from our area – Happy Valley, Chandlers Hill, O’Halloran Hill and Cherry Gardens.
This has been a great little project for the children and a wonderful way for them to be involved and learn about our war veterans.