Bundaberg East mural a highlight of school Anzac ceremonies


Schools across the Bundaberg Region held Anzac ceremonies today to remember and honour those who served.

Bundaberg Regional Councillors attended commemorations where young people showed deep respect and understanding of the day's purpose.

Mayor Jack Dempsey attended services at Bundaberg East State School and Kepnock State High School.

The unveiling of a specially created mural at Bundaberg East State School provides a lasting Anzac legacy.

The mural was developed as a special project by the school’s 2018 Year Six students as a permanent reminder of the men and women who served with Australian Armed Forces.

It was designed by Mick Brennan and constructed by Neale Curd.

Mayor Jack Dempsey and designer Mick Brennan officially unveiled the mural during the school’s Anzac Day commemorations. The mural has the names of the students names engraved into the artwork.

Mayor Dempsey said the mural would perpetuate the memory of Australia’s serving men and women.

The school also promoted an Anzac Day writing task, with students requested to imagine themselves as soldiers in the trenches at Gallipoli.

The task was to write a letter back home to loved ones, sharing the experiences of courage, endurance, initiative and mateship which flow from the Anzac spirit.

Mayor Dempsey said the empathy of the young writers was quite profound and showed a deep understanding of the war and its toll in human terms.

Bundaberg East State School Anzac mural
Designer Mick Brenna and Mayor Jack Dempsey at the official unveiling of the Bundaberg East State School Anzac mural today.