This morning I attended the ANZAC Day dawn parade with staff, parents and students from Lakeview School. It was great to see so many from our school community attending the event, especially as it meant a 5.00am start to a Sunday morning! The Lakeview School students were primarily made up of the student leaders, who, along with the other students, were dressed in their full school uniform.
One of the reasons I feel that the ANZAC Day Dawn Parade are so important is that they give us the opportunity to both pay respect to those who served our country, and to learn from mistakes made in the past. Our children of today are our leaders of tomorrow. As teachers and parents we need to ensure that children are aware of how and why events such as WW1 and WW2 took place. This awareness will contribute towards an understanding of how to avoid such world wide catastrophes occurring again.