The Lone Pine planted in the grounds of Bingara Central School is now surrounded by a memorial garden of rosemary.
The program was the idea of teacher, Lindy Mill, and embraced wholeheartedly by the entire school community.
Piper, Don Mack, piped the students into the area. The students each carried a large red poppy which were also made by students, and placed them around the new garden.
The ceremony, chaired by Chris Whitfeld, included a poem read by Nikita Frazer, and Ashley Frewen presented a student perspective on the Anzac tradition. The Rev. David Swan led the prayer of Remembrance.
RSL Sub Branch members joined with students and community members for a dignified Anzac Day Service at the School on Friday 24th April.
Year 6 gave a reflection of the last ANZAC, Alec Campbell, Year 5 students recited the poem “In Flanders Field”, and primary students all sang “The Last ANZAC”.
Members of the RSL Sub Branch, Councillor Catherine Egan and students laid wreaths at the garden.
Bingara RSL Sub Branch President, David Young, was very impressed with the ceremony.
“It was a dignified service, and a credit to the Principal, staff and students,” Mr. Young said.
On Thursday and Friday, the students also sold ANZAC biscuits which had been made by staff. Proceeds from the sale of these will go to the ‘Soldier On’ charity.