11 November 2016

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month Berwick Lodge Primary School paused to remember and honour the sacrifice of Australia’s veterans in their brand new memorial garden.

The school received a $3000 Anzac Centenary Community grant from the Andrews Labor Government to build their memorial garden.

State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP joined with the school community and officially opened the garden during a moving ceremony earlier today.

The memorial space is open to both the school and local community and includes artwork, interpretive signs, an avenue of honour and beautiful Gallipoli roses.

Berwick Lodge Primary School students will also soon be treated to a travelling roadshow visiting Victoria’s primary schools to teach students about the Anzac story and World War I.

The Messenger Dogs – Tales of WW1 puppet show follows the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet – three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

 “This beautiful memorial garden is a fitting tribute to the legacy of all those brave and decent Australian men and women who sacrificed so much for us all,” 

 “I am so very proud and grateful that the Berwick Lodge school community have given us this beautiful memorial and I urge local residents to take the time to visit and pay their respects.”