Glasshouse Christian College held its ANZAC Service on Friday 24 April and it was a very special event. This year the College was privileged to have a catafalque party which lent a special dignity to the service.
Primary and Senior School captains led the service which included songs from the primary choir, a poem presentation by senior students and a rhyme by students in years one and two. Then, Briony Spencer in year six read a beautiful poem she wrote herself called, ‘A call for war.’
Guest speaker Mr Gavin Smith from the Beerwah-Peachester RSL Sub Branch spoke on why the Great War was called great and students learned a different meaning to the word. “It was called the Great War because of the great many people who died,” Mr Smith said. “More people died in the Great War than all other wars combined and that is more people than twice the current population of Australia” he added.
After the traditional wreath laying, there was an added component to commemorate the special centenary of ANZAC Day. Nine students wore the badges of fallen soldiers and laid a poppy at the cenotaph as the soldier’s details were read out.
Once the official service was closed the special guests were treated to a morning tea of ANZAC biscuits and cake in the new year one staff room.