Darwin High honours the Anzac Legacy
Darwin High School has a longstanding tradition of commemorating Anzac Day with a commemorative Assembly by its senior students.
This year on Friday 24 April amidst COVID-19 restrictions our traditional Anzac Assembly was unable to go ahead. Our wonderful staff and students worked to provide a moving tribute during our wellbeing class we paused to reflect on the legacy of the Anzac. Year 12 student and SRC Chair, Nuhansi Wijesinghe spoke of the dawn of the legend: The Anzac Spirit and read the Ode over the loudspeaker.
Mr Northcote played the Last Post and students and staff paused for a minute's silence to reflect on all those who have served.
Students and staff made paper poppies and Ms Redwoods cooking class sold Anzac biscuits at lunchtime. While it wasn’t our traditional Anzac service our incredible school community found a way to celebrate the spirit of the Anzac.
(The assembly photos in the video are a throwback to our 2019 service and our students attending the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph).
On Saturday many members of our school community commemorated an Anzac like no other and held a dawn service from their driveway. A few of them feature in the below clip from the ABC.