Many of the guests at today’s BSSC ANZAC Ceremony have called it the most moving service they’ve attended at the college.
Hosted by members of the Student Council, the ceremony included a beautiful rendition of ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ – performed by Brad Woodward, Cooper Bennett, Tom Hadlow, Chris Epworth and Emily Bibby – that brought a tear to many eyes.
This year’s guest speaker, former Armoured Vehicle Crewman Craig Hancock, presented a stirring anti-war message, while local RSL President Peter Swandale spoke of the importance of remembering and supporting those who’ve served their country. Principal Dale Pearce spoke of the strong links between the college and both world wars.
The flag raising is always a moving part of the ceremony, and this year BSE student Ethan Chuter gave a faultless performance of the ‘Last Post’ and ‘Rouse’. There were also wonderful performances by our vocal ensemble and Liv Brereton who sang ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’.
Congratulations to the organisers and everyone else behind the scenes who made this such an outstanding community event.