Friday, 25 April 2014

Last Post- ANZAC Day 2014

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.


  1. Wow - I'm so impressed that you play a bugle. i heard this morning that when the Anzac service is held in new York, someone lipsyncs playing the bugle while a recording plays as bugle players are hard to find!

    1. Wow, that is so interesting! I didn't know that. It feels so special to play on an authenic instrument that would have been used during the war.


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