Sydney Catholic Schools students have taken centre stage in a poignant ANZAC Day video being shown across schools in New South Wales to mark the occasion.
Filmed in Hyde Park in Sydney on 15 March 2022, the 2022 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration video features students from Holy Cross College Ryde, St John Bosco Catholic Primary School Engadine and St Mary’s Cathedral College Sydney, alongside students from all across the state.
About the ANZAC Commemoration
The 2022 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration was arranged between RSL NSW, the NSW Department of Education, the NSW Association of Independent Schools and Catholic Schools NSW.
RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemorations have taken place every year for nearly seven decades, except in 2020 when it was cancelled due to COVID-19.
This year schools across NSW were invited to download the ANZAC Commemoration video to show during their own in-school ceremonies, either in the last week of Term 1 or in the first week of Term 2 which begins the day after ANZAC Day.
ANZAC Day on April 25 is a commemoration and remembrance of all Australians who have served and died in war and on operation service around the world. Lest we forget.
Students remember our fallen
Lorenzo Pavan, a cadet in Holy Cross College’s Australian Army Cadet Unit program, was the Master of Ceremonies in the 2022 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration.
“ANZAC Day is very special to me because I’ve had family that served in the military and, obviously, being part of the Cadets is very special to me because of the history of the unit, which is also very closely tied in with ANZAC Day,” Lorenzo said.
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School Year 6 student Nathaniel Humphreys also played a key role in the 2022 ANZAC Commemoration, performing a moving version of The Last Post.
“I’ve been doing it (performing The Last Post) for my school for a while now and I thought doing this ANZAC Commemoration would be a good opportunity,” Nathaniel said.
“It was pretty nerve-racking knowing how many people would hear it, and all the cameras as well.”
The St Mary’s Cathedral College Sydney Choir sang the Australian National Anthem and the hymn Abide With Me, accompanied by the College’s brass band.
“I felt really honoured,” St Mary’s Cathedral College chorister, Robert Felhberg, said.
By: FRANK IENCO