Seaview Christian College students present memorial display

REMEMBRANCE: Seaview Christian College students present their Remembrance Day memorial display to Vietnam War veteran Max Hedley, left.
REMEMBRANCE: Seaview Christian College students present their Remembrance Day memorial display to Vietnam War veteran Max Hedley, left.

Senior students from Seaview Christian College created a memorial display for Remembrance Day which was presented to Edenfield Family Care Ramsay residents on Friday, November 9.

Seaview students were tasked with making 100 poppies and writing 13 poems in one day in dedication to the fallen soldiers of past conflicts.

The Year 6/7 students thought carefully about the loss of lives to so many young men while writing their poems.

They reflected on their understanding of the fear, bravery and courage of the soldiers who endured such terrible experiences to protect the freedoms we enjoy.

Seaview teacher Michael McKinley said the students used the project to recognise the importance of Remembrance Day.

“The students soberly reflected the great losses of husbands, fathers, sons and uncles who left loved ones behind to grieve for their loss,” he said.

“They understood why it was important to remember and to hope that the world will never have to experience events of these kinds in the future.”

After presenting the display, students spoke to residents from Ramsay about what they had learned about Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made by our soldiers.

Seaview students laid a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Gladstone Square on Sunday, November 11.