To the Editor
I would like to congratulate the students of the Dimboola Memorial Secondary college for their contribution to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War on ANZAC day last Saturday.
The VCAL students decided that for this special occasion, the surrounds of our Memorial College looked very tired and with this important anniversary looming, they decided to roll their sleeves up and do something about it.
Their initiative and dedication over the past few weeks to bring those very tired garden beds back to life, was amazing. Their enthusiasm inspired other students to help and together the outcome is something of which they can be very proud.
To drive through the entrance gate was only the beginning of their dream, then to the front of the College looking beautiful with new shrubs and newly spread mulch, poppies and lovely bench seats and then to exit down through the Memorial Drive with all the plaques restored and cemented into the ground, each bearing a poppy.
Facilitator and teacher Sue Kuhnell, I know is very proud of her students and well done to all involved.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the time and efforts that prior to the students’ efforts, there were RSL members who had started to clean up and replant trees in the Memorial Drive in 2012 and nurtured them during the dry conditions. Their efforts were not in vain as this was the beginning of enhancing the area. They also displayed crosses bearing the names of the local Soldiers which was located near the Memorial Drive.
Yours etc. Jan Ballard