Actively Acknowledging the ANZACS

Over the last week, Braemar College students and staff have been involved in a number of important community activities to commemorate the ANZACS, remembering all Australians who have served and died in war and on operational service.

DSC_0120The week started with a special ANZAC Assembly where our College Cadets played a significant role, and our College Captains read two pieces from “Voices from the Front”. These pieces were also read at the Mt Macedon Dawn Service on ANZAC Day.

Last Friday, Braemar College hosted the second annual Red Poppy Dinner to raise much-needed funds for the Mt Macedon ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

A hundred people attended the sold out event at Braemar College’s Jackson Hall. In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the dinner focussed on the Vietnam War and included a speech from decorated platoon commander, David Sabben.

13082642_700753296693806_8964789846468918766_nThe Braemar College Cadet Unit paraded, and performed a guard of honour for the Vietnam veterans and other distinguished guests at the dinner.

13087502_700753310027138_5082246403402375940_nFootage from the era was projected onto the walls of Jackson Hall. All the sound and effects on the night were provided by Braemar College VET music and art students.

The Vietnamese themed canapes, and three-course dinner were prepared and served by the Braemar College Hospitality staff and students. Tables were decorated with red poppies knitted by students for the Woodend Library project.

13055315_700753276693808_2178009239004865393_nThe Music Program featuring songs from the era was arranged by Athol Guy, and Braemar College’s Head of Music, Shaun Evans. A number of Braemar College students and staff performed on the night.

Braemar College was also prominent at a number of other ANZAC Day activities around the Macedon Ranges and local area, attending services at Gisborne, Mt Macedon, Sunbury and Woodend where Year 12 students laid wreaths.



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