Friday, 5 June 2015

ANZAC Rememberance Ceremony.

ANZAC Remembrance Memorial

On Thursday 23rd April 2015, Glenbrae School had a remembrance ceremony. We made crosses of 30 soldiers that died during World War 1. Four students from each class got the chance to make the crosses and Room 10 made 6 crosses.

We started the ceremony, with Lieutenant Geoffrey. He said a few words about World War 1, and how many soldiers died in the War and soldiers that were wounded.

Next we all said one verse from a famous poem that a soldier named Laurence Binyon’s wrote.

It is called ‘For the Fallen’ and it said “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
This poems means that the soldiers who died shall not grow old because they died in a young age.

After that, students from each class walked up and placed their crosses in a line, some of the bigger kids helped them. When that finished, we played ‘The Last Post’. We stood up and stayed quiet for a while until the song had finished and everyone walked back to class.

Later on, Rooms 7, 9 and 10 walked to the hall and sat down. Lieutenant Geoffrey sat down on a chair and talked to us about how his parents were involved in World War 2. He also talked to us about what they do in the Army, because he joined the army and then he retired. His eldest son is still in the army and his younger one will be joining the army. We asked Lieutenant Geoffrey questions and it took a while because lots of students had lots of questions to ask.

When we finished, Voni stood up and said ‘Thank You’ to Lieutenant Geoffrey, before he left.

Maths poem

                Math Poem

Math is fun, math is cool
It’s an everyday session when you’re at school

Don’t be scared when adding fractions
Cause sooner or later you will take action

Math isn’t as hard as a brick
But if you try harder you might get the trick

Solving problems getting tangled in numbers
Hearing people brings out the thunder

It isn’t as easy as singing
Because math just feels like you are swinging

One, two, three, four, five

Problem solved and I’ve survived