During the last 2 weeks of the term, Room 8 was learning about ANZAC day. We visited the Auroa War Memorial, looked at old photos and treasures brought in by Amelia and her Mum Louisa. We talked about what war is, and why we have ANZAC Day. A pretty big concept for 5 year olds! I brought in an 100 year old bugle and played the Last Post to the class. We learn that this is how the soldiers knew when to go to bed in the war.
Today I had the honour of playing the last post on the bugle at 4 different ANZAC services around South Taranaki. It was so nice to see Amelia and her family watching! By request, here is a video and some photos from today.
How do you feel when you hear the Last Post played? What does it make you think of? Did you go to an ANZAC Service today?
|The 100 year old bugle that I played.|