"Shhh... can you hear that?" That is the silence of a dawn ceremony.
In the morning at nine o’clock at Sylvia Park School we started our dawn ceremony because of what our men did in World War One. When the sun rose up that means we have to stay silent for 5 or 10 minutes just to remember them and to say ‘thank you’ for what they have done for our country. They had stood out to make us proud just like Henry Nicholas when he got the Victoria Cross for be bravery.
Then we had some speeches from our very own students and they talked about how it was like and how it felt like when you go to war. They also talked about how our men were when they were far from their mothers, families and their sons when they had to see their loved ones come and go. But mostly it was sad because their mother didn’t get to see them again then we put our wreath down. Some said, ‘Lest we forget,’ and then we sung our national anthem we were proud of ourselves.
We got some flowers for the dawn parade. Then we sang a song with Whaea Bron. I cried a little bit but it was interesting.
Room XV: Incredible