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Pakuranga Heights School marks Anzac Day

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Karlene Moses, the weekend operations manager of Davis Funerals (left) and Swee-Ham Lim (right) in front of the poppies.

Pakuranga Heights School and Davis Funerals have marked Anzac Day with a creative initiative.

Middle and senior school students learned about the significance of Anzac Day and why New Zealand commemorates this on April 25.

Senior students then embarked on their own research to find out about someone they felt was a New Zealand war hero.

Students used their research to write a biography on the chosen war hero and included their names and ranks on wooden poppies they painted which were supplied by Davis Funeral’s Pakuranga branch manager Swee-Ham Lim.

“The poppies were a great support to us to include an action for our learning,” Antonia Burton, Team Leader at Pakuranga Heights, says. “The students enjoyed it.”

It also helped to create a memorial spot where they could hold a small remembrance service on the last day of term so “all students could experience this,” Burton says.

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