You’re never too young to start learning about the importance of Anzac Day.
The UYCH Bush Kinder Anzac Day program is now in it’s second year. Each year we display photos of reletives who went to war so the children can visit the wall and learn about the people in the pictures. This builds awareness and gives Anzac Day a personal perspective for the children to relate to.
It doesn’t stop there the week leading up to Anzac Day is full of questions as their growing minds learn all about the brave men and women who fought for our country many years ago. Last Friday the children had a visitor from the Upper Yarra Returned Servicemen’s League (RSL), Mr Reeves who volunteered his time to give a talk on Anzac Day and what it means to people in our community. During his visit Mr Reeves read the children a book and showed them war memorabilia. The children were very enthusiastic and had many things to say about Anzac Day, Mr Reeve’s talk and of course Anzac biscuits”.
“Mr Reeves talked about lots of things; he talked about war and even about Simpson and his donkey and everything. He bought a hat and a jacket” Meisha
“Mr Reeves talked to us about a war and read us a story about Anzac Day. He showed us his helmet.” Ayla
“He read us this story. I gave Mr. Reeves a rosemary and Meisha gave him a piece of paper to say thank you” Heidi
“I went in the morning and didn’t have a badge but now I have two badges” Lochie
“They have biscuits named after them” Benjamin
“He taught me we get up early and it is still dark (Dawn Service)” Clair
“I have one Anzac badge I got from my cousin, just one” Sam
“We made Anzac Day biscuits and you put poppy’s around the soldiers (War Memorial)” Miami
Mr Reeves then had an opportunity to speak to our educators to offer feedback on the program. He was impressed with the children’s knowledge of Anzac Day and cannot wait till next year’s visit. UYCH Family and Children’s centre would like to thank Mr Reeves for his time and appreciate the knowledge he shared with us all. Lest we forget.
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If you would like to know more about our Bush Kindergarten please contact our Family and Children’s Centre on 03 5967 2776.