ANZAC Day is a day to remember…Lest We Forget

When you go home
Tell them of us
And say
“For your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today.”
John Maxwell Edmunds 1916

Last year, one of my favourite Australian poets, Rupert McCall wrote a moving ode called “A Hundred Years From Now” as a tribute to our Diggers to commemorate the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli, one hundred years ago… 

Rupert McCall helps us to remember…

ANZAC Day…Ninety Years Ago by Rupert McCall

A few years ago I taught an ANZAC Day unit with the Grade 6 classes and I  shared with them one of my favourite poems called Ninety Years Ago by Rupert McCall who is one of our modern Australian poets.  Rupert McCall wrote this poem to commemorate the 90 year anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli.  He shared his poem on ANZAC Day on the beach at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli just as the sun was rising over the water. To this day it is still one of the most moving ANZAC Day moments I have ever watched.  You can read Rupert’s poem Ninety Years Ago below…

Ninety Years Ago

One of the Grade 6 students, Christopher B was so inspired by the poem that he wrote his own version of Ninety Years Ago and you can listen to it here Ninety Years Ago – adapted by ChrisB

 

Gallipoli 098photo © 2008 Robin | more info (via: Wylio)

 

This is a book trailer for the book  Simpson and his Donkey written by Mark Greenwood 

What does ANZAC Day mean to you?

 

A Passion for Reading

A poem by Taylor R…

I had a lovely surprise in my emails last night from Taylor R in 4E.  Taylor wanted to share with me the poem she had written.  Taylor is an avid reader whose love of books was obvious from her  first visit to the LRC in Prep!  Taylor’s poem definitely reflects her passion for reading and books…

I love to Read

A Passion for Reading


In a book you dare to open

Excitement you will find,

Brought to life by a clever person

Who has an extraordinary mind.

 

With images presented inside

Forming others in your brain,

Off your imagination goes

On an unknown street or plain.

 

When you read the words aloud

The magic comes to life,

Ending happily or sadly

Or sometimes in deep strife.

 

A big thankyou to those

Who love to write and draw,

Teaching children good and bad

So afterwards they just want more.

 

By Taylor R   ©

Thanks for sharing  with us on the LRC Blog, Taylor!

 

ANZAC Day poem

Two years ago I taught an ANZAC Day unit with the Grade 6 classes.  We did a lot of researching about what every day life would have been like for the soldiers at Gallipoli.  I also shared with them one of my favourite poems called Ninety Years Ago by Rupert McCall who is one of our modern Australian poets.  Rupert McCall wrote this poem to commemorate the 90 year anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli.  He shared his poem on ANZAC Day on the beach at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli just as the sun was rising over the water. To this day it is still one of the most stirring ANZAC Day moments I have ever watched.  You can read Rupert’s poem Ninety Years Ago below…

Ninety Years Ago

One of the Grade 6 students, Christopher B was so inspired by the poem that he wrote his own version of Ninety Years Ago and you can listen to it here Ninety Years Ago – adapted by ChrisB

Gallipoli 098photo © 2008 Robin | more info (via: Wylio)

What does ANZAC Day mean to you?