Today during Book Club the girls and I shared stories about the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and the extraordinary men and women who took part in shaping Australian history. We all took turns in reading a beautifully illustrated picture book titled ‘Meet the ANZACs by Claire Saxby’. This book talks about the Brave men who landed in Gallipoli in World War I, the initial recruitment, along with excitement and naivety the men showed whilst enlisting to go to war.
Below is an introduction to the book:
“ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. The ANZAC name is now a symbol of bravery and mateship. This is the story of how the ANZAC legend began.”
After the First World War, the Poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance, we finished off by creating paper Poppies to commemorate the brave men who lost their lives serving their country. Ms Ambrosini
On Tuesday 14th of February the girls gathered in the Reading Area of the Learning Commons for an Origami Hearts Paper Making Activity!
With a myriad of colourful patterned origami paper available, the girls were spoiled for choice and eagerly joined in with Ms Roache in making bookmark heart creations.
Stay tuned for more activities to come! Ms Ambrosini
Last Wednesday we launched our first Book Club meeting for the year, what a great turn out with over 20 girls gathered around the reading area of the Learning Commons.
We each took turns in talking about our favourite books and genres and also took time to think back on picture books that stood out to us in primary school.
Thank you to all the girls who came to our first book club meeting for the year! We’ll be meeting fortnightly on a Wednesday at Lunch time.
Our next meeting will Wednesday 1st of March. Stay tuned for more exciting news and activities coming up!
Happy Reading. Ms Ambrosini