Schools Remember ANZACS
|CAPTIVATE Choir and Ensemble at the Hyde Park commemoration |
|Students participating in the RSL & Schools 2012 event|
The 2012 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Ceremony commemorated the 97th anniversary of ANZAC, in recognition of the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 and in remembrance of the men and women who have served Australia in times of war.
Held in Hyde Park and jointly hosted by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the RSL State President, students from schools across the Diocese of Parramatta played a number of key roles in the ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by a number of notable guests including NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli MP and NSW RSL President, Don Rowe OAM.
With a Master of Ceremonies from Kincoppal Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart, the ceremony featured music by the Parramatta Diocese’s CAPTIVATE Chamber Choir and Ensemble and Thomas Driscoll from St Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas sounding the Last Post/Reveille.
Jackson Harnett and Dylan Thomas from McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains laid wreaths during the service and astudent multimedia team from St Andrew’s College, Marayong filmed the ceremony.
'Schools from all sectors – Government, Catholic and Independent – were led by Parramatta’s CAPTIVATE musicians in a moving and memorable ceremony,' Catholic Education’s Director Strategic Accountabilities Services Dr John DeCourcy said.
'The standard of music was extraordinarily good.'
Attendees were also invited to cast Act of Remembrance Stars into the Well of Contemplation in commemoration of a deceased veteran or ‘unknown soldier’.
The replicas of the 120,000 stars on the Hyde Park Memorial’s domed ceiling recognise the men and women who served in the 1914-1918 Great War
|CAPTIVATE Ensemble and Choir |
|ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney|
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