Carrying on from our work within the classroom about ANZAC Day, we were lucky enough to have a guest speaker address the 5/6 unit yesterday. Graeme Drought, Chloe’s Grandfather, came in and shared his family’s involvement in World War I. Students found this very interesting given that some of them have recently discovered their own family’s connection to this or other conflicts. Thanks again to Graeme for taking the time to speak to the students.
Further to this, tomorrow we will be attending an incursion - Messenger Dogs – Tales of WWI
Meet the fourth division ‘Messenger Dogs’ Nell, Trick and Bullet and see WWI through their eyes. Their tales are of courage, determination, endurance and mateship on the frontline working alongside the Australian Imperial Force. Responsible for carrying messages from the front line back to headquarters their stories sometimes go unrecognised – but to those who served over a hundred years ago, and even those who serve today, dogs play an important role and not just as loyal companions.