Last term, 40 students from Adelaide High School planted 1800 poppies in the War section of the West Terrace Cemetery in preparation for Remembrance Day celebrations.
On November 11, 20 of our students, who assisted in planting the poppies, were given the chance to re-visit the West Terrace Cemetery to look at the growth and development of the poppies and embrace the significance of Australian history by attending the Remembrance Day Service. Through the Service they
commemorated, remembered, and honoured the supreme sacrifice of those who fought, died and suffered in all wars and conflicts.
To show their respect, Adelaide High School representatives laid a wreath on the Remembrance Memorial. Each and every student in attendance was witness to a commemorative address from Keith Payne who was awarded the Victorian Cross for his sacrifice and service to his country.
The students appreciated the opportunity to be involved in this event and witness the emotion still present on this day of remembering. The Flanders poppy was worn with pride by each person throughout the day as it was a sign of respect.
Rebecca Gray & Zihan Zawad
Year 9 Students