This year marks 100 years since our New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli to fight in the First World War.
This week we have been learning about ANZAC Day and what it means. We have read a lovely story called the Dawn Parade which is about a young boy attending a dawn service with his father.
It has really amazed me that even though the students in Room 10 are still too young to fully understand the reason for commemorating this day, they have been thoroughly engaged and even surprised me with the what they already know about ANZAC Day.
We will be continuing to discuss ANZAC Day and its importance to our New Zealand History for the rest of the week.
What a beautiful image this is below. Here are many white crosses with the names of those soldiers who died during the First World War who are from the Manurewa area.