IN HONOUR: Children at Beck Street Kindergarten lay a wreath during a ceremony on Tuesday.
IN HONOUR: Children at Beck Street Kindergarten lay a wreath during a ceremony on Tuesday. Sam Flanagan

Next generation honours those who serve

CHILDREN at Beck Street Kindergarten may have been born nearly a century after the first World War, but the spirit of the Anzac lives on within the tight-knit group.

The facility held an Anzac remembrance service this morning, with parents also invited to honour all those who have served our nation.

Photos of the children's relatives who have served or are currently serving were posted to a honour board, with every child planting a poppy in the remembrance garden.

Beck Street Kindergarten director Nerolie Farquharson, who has also had relatives serve Australia, said the kindergarten has been holding the service for many years.

"I think it's a very important part of our history,” Mrs Farquharson said.

"Many of those soldiers are now gone and we need to make sure the next generation know the sacrifices they made in an age appropriate way.”

Mrs Farquharson said the children had no hesitation in immersing themselves in the stories of Anzac Day and Australia's service history.

"They have enjoyed it, you can tell from what they know that it's important to their families as well because of the background they are able to tell us about it.

"They've read the Anzac biscuit story, and today we will make them. We've also talked about the three colours of the poppies and what they mean.

"The groups made the poppies for each other, so we're instilling that idea of looking after other people.”

The serviced concluded with the Last Post.


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