Year Nine TCC students, from left, Jack Hughes, Jack Nasser, Jade Reeves, Jasmine Hines, Catherine McKinnon, Shania Cora and Rochelle Hollingsworth hold up some of the packages they’ve put together for Australian troops serving in Afghanistan so they can enjoy Anzac Day.
Year Nine TCC students, from left, Jack Hughes, Jack Nasser, Jade Reeves, Jasmine Hines, Catherine McKinnon, Shania Cora and Rochelle Hollingsworth hold up some of the packages they’ve put together for Australian troops serving in Afghanistan so they can enjoy Anzac Day. Chris Ison

Students to lift Diggers spirits

YEAR Nine students at The Cathedral College have been getting into the spirit of Anzac Day early by preparing special care packages for the Australian troops in Afghanistan.

The students wrote messages of support to accompany their specially selected package items that included sweets, biscuits, deodorants, soaps, stationery and other comfort items.

For Jasmine Hines, a boarding student from Springsure, the project was particularly worthwhile.

Her cousin will be serving in Afghanistan shortly.

“It is great to know that someone like him will be receiving our care packages,” she said.

The school’s academic dean of SOSE Renee Iddles said the Legacy project, involving the Australian Defence Force and Australia Post, had proved to be a meaningful learning opportunity.

“It was a privilege to read their messages of support, admiration and gratitude, which, hopefully, will give these soldiers a lift on Anzac Day,” she said.

“It was especially meaningful for some of the students who had grandfathers and great-grandfathers serve in World War I and World War II.”

Care packages were also sent to the explosive detection dogs and their handlers.

Anzac call

Have you got an Anzac story you would like to share?

The Morning Bulletin is preparing its coverage for Anzac Day. Any former soldier or veteran who would like to be involved can call reporter Adam Wratten on 4930 4281.



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