IMAGE: Moonee Valley Brass playing the Last Post on Sunday, 18 April 2021
Council held its annual ANZAC Day service at the Cenotaph in Queens Park on Sunday, 18 April. Our Councillors were joined The Honourable Mr Bill Shorten MP, Mr Danny Pearson MP, Mr Ange Kenos President, Essendon RSL, Rev. Peter Gador-Whyte of St John’s Uniting Church, Senior Sergeant Ian Jones from Moonee Ponds Police and Members of the 58/32 Infantry Battalion Association.
This year, Council invited schools throughout Moonee Valley to share their reflections of ANZAC Day through visual art, music, poetry and craft.
Both primary and secondary students displayed a great deal of thoughtfulness and creativity in the way they chose to commemorate and honour the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.
Motifs of wreaths and poppies as well as traditional songs and poems inspired our local students to create works of art and literature to share with the community on this important day.
Year 5 students from St Vincent de Paul Primary School reflected on how the ANZAC soldiers found solace and pleasure in music. The students used music paper from the 1940’s to create art which reflects part of the ANZAC’s experiences.
Lowther Hall’s Humanities, Visual arts and Music Captains created an audio-visual piece in recognition of the contribution made by men and women to protect and defend our nation. The video involved students creating artwork, wreaths and other symbols of sacrifice, set to the soundtrack of the school’s choir singing and musicians playing a piece of music that captured the feeling students have for those who served.
The video and artworks can be viewed below.
For details of other ANZAC Services on the 25 April 2021 in Moonee Valley please check with your local RSL