Our Year 10 Elective History Class have been studying the ANAZAC Legend and recently spent the day at the Hyde Park ANZAC memorial.
They were accompanied by a selection of students from years 7-12 who all have a deep interest in History, particularly the War history of Australia. These students were the competition winners of the annual St Dominic’s College ANZAC Competition run by the HSIE faculty.
Later the students toured the exhibition and the memorial, we discussed the importance of memorials in the lives of the Australian communities and how they are a powerful place of reflection and remembrance.
We then participated in a workshop called ’20 lives through 20 objects’, students were given the opportunity to learn more about the Great War through the lives of 20 extraordinary people whose stories are interwoven into the exhibition and content collection at the Anzac Memorial. We looked at primary source material and artefacts in order understand more about these extraordinary peoples’ journeys and their impact on Australia.
Overall a fantastic day was had by all.