Remembrance Services for Schools

The Shrine hosts a program of remembrance services which are suitable for secondary and upper primary school students to attend. Schools are invited to lay wreaths at these services, and afterwards, enter the Galleries of Remembrance for a brief guided tour.

In addition to five major services in 2019, schools are also invited to attend the Shrine’s Monthly Memorial Service, held once a month on a weekday in the Sanctuary. To ensure sufficient seating, bookings are essential for all school group attendance at remembrance services.

To support your students’ learning about the purpose and meaning of commemoration, we have developed a lesson plan around the theme ‘Why Commemorate?’ Best suited for upper primary students, the lesson plan has been carefully prepared to ensure that students attending a large-scale remembrance service will understand the different features of the event and its larger purpose.

Select a service from the options below for registration information.

Lesson plan - Why Do We Commemorate?
This lesson plan is pitched at the upper primary classroom and explores the history and meanings behind Australian commemoration rituals and ceremonies. It will effectively prepare your students for meaningful participation in Anzac Day commemorations at the Shrine or in your local community. Click to download.

To contact the Education team directly, phone 9661 8139.

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