On Thursday 24 April, Stuartholme paused to remember and acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have served and died in war.
A solemn and moving Anzac Day liturgy was held that commemorated the 2014 Anzac Theme of: Honouring, Remembering, Thanking and Renewing.
“Students representing the Social Sciences Department explained the theme and helped us reflect on the contemporary meaning of Anzac Day,” Director of Mission at Stuartholme, Andree Rice said.
“Mr Lachlan Munro was the piper representing Brisbane Boy’s College and his beautiful playing was highly evocative,” Andree said.
A selection of Drama students from Year 10 performed a contemporary ritual piece as part of the service with a focus on memories.
The choir led the school in a beautiful rendition of In Flanders Fields as the Year 12 girls exited the chapel to form a guard of honour through the school.
“As the rest of the students left the chapel, they passed the senior girls silently lining the halls; the community showed great respect.” Andree said.
The service was concluded at the Outdoor Learning Centre with The Last Post and The Reveille played by the School’s skilful trumpeters.
“The girls were deeply moved by the service and it was lovely to see them so appreciative of those who served and died in war,” Andree said.
Students from our partner school, Yeronga State High School, also attended the liturgy which added to the inclusive spirit of the ceremony.
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