Mr Jim Pope, a past principal of HES, came to our assembly to talk to us about ANZAC day and he presented us with a special clock that he had carved himself.
Room 15 taught us to sign and sing the song 'Beautiful Soldier'
We then went for a 'Peace Walk' to Memorial Park.
The crosses are for all the soldiers from Hamilton that died in WWI
ANZAC Day is to remember the people who go to war and save us from another war. It is also so that we can have freedom. Lots of people die in war. We were lucky to not have war here and sad for those people who did go. Some people went to war to get money for their families. Poppies are to remember the people that died in the war.
Soldiers fought for us in the war so we don’t get hurt. They were sad, they must have been so sad to see people dieing. In the war Jack Simpson and his donkey carried soldiers to safety down the hills in Gallipoli, to the hospital and safety.