Pelican Flat students pause on Remembrance Day

PELICAN Flat Public students have been gifted with a space to reflect on the sacrifice made by Australia’s service men and women.

Student leader Beau Xerri, Pelican Flat RSL Sub-Branch president Lyndsay Hall and student leader Dyllan Harvey in the Anzac Memorial Garden. Picture: Simone De Peak

Student leader Beau Xerri, Pelican Flat RSL Sub-Branch president Lyndsay Hall and student leader Dyllan Harvey in the Anzac Memorial Garden. Picture: Simone De Peak

Principal Louise Dunn said the school of 46 pupils has long had a close relationship with the Pelican Flat RSL Sub-Branch, which donated $3000 to the school for their Anzac Memorial Garden.

“I’ve spent many hours with [Pelican Flat RSL Sub-Branch president] Lyndsay Hall talking about his time in Vietnam and my grandfathers who fought in World War II,” Mrs Dunn said.

“We will forever appreciate what the service men and women did for us and it’s important we talk about that with the students. This is a place they can pause and reflect, sit with a book and have some quiet time.”

The garden was officially unveiled after the school’s Remembrance Day service, in which students held poppies they had made from cardboard and rosemary stems.

The students have grown herbs and vegetables including corn, lettuce, celery, tomatoes and leeks.