Remembrance Day kits for Pearce schools

The 2017 Remembrance Day commemorative poster honours Australian Peacekeepers highlighting their work in Cambodia, Somalia and East Timor. Picture: DVA

SCHOOLS in Pearce should have already received an educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11.

The educational kit includes a Remembrance Day commemorative poster, the 2018 Department of Veterans’ Affairs calendar, an educational resource and flyers promoting new online publications about Australian peacekeeping and the 2018 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter said the educational kit, developed by the department, would help schools plan educational and commemorative Remembrance Day activities.

Mr Porter said it was essential each generation learnt about the sacrifices the men and women who served in defence of the nation and to understand how Australia’s involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations have shaped the country.

“This year’s Remembrance Day poster will honour the significant contribution of Australian Peacekeepers over the last 70 years, highlighting the work they have done in countries such as Cambodia, Somalia and East Timor.

“A key part of this year’s educational resource is the sixth instalment in the Century of Service series.

Comradeship: Stories of friendship and recreation in wartime explores the stories of Australians finding joy and laughter in simple pleasures, like sport and music, amongst the horrors of war.

Resources are also available to download via the DVA Anzac Portal