Following in their footsteps

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley joined with students from Alkira Secondary College to honour Australian war veterans in Parliament last week.

As part of a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning project called ‘Following in their Footsteps’, 29 students from Alkira Secondary College researched and wrote the biographies of 22 war veterans.

Ms Graley said that Alkira Secondary College had a fine tradition of honouring our past servicemen and women in moving ANZAC day ceremonies.

“It was my great pleasure to meet with many of our veterans and this outstanding group of students at a memorable Anzac Day service organised by staff and students from Alkira Secondary College,”

“These students, I am sure, have learnt a great deal from the project, but they have also contributed to honouring the great deeds and actions of those who have sacrificed so much for us.”

Ms Graley said that this immense task was a collaborative effort between staff and students from Alkira Secondary College, the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the Cranbourne, Dandenong and Noble Park RSL’s.

“This wonderful initiative could not have been possible without the guidance of teachers Nicole Scott, Samara Varker and David Mockridge,”

“Thank you to everyone involved in this outstanding endeavour, there is little doubt that the ANZAC spirit lives on in our community.”