A Show of Appreciation
The school has received recognition for recognising and remembering the ANZACS’ achievements. The Government of New South Wales has kept in close contact with Harefield Junior School. In 1953 to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II they sent a wonderful selection of coral found off the Australian coast. The Veterans Association has kept in regular contact and in 2000, to commemorate the Millennium, the group sent a statuette of an Australian Soldier the Gallipoli Sand and a wall plaque. More recently the Woolgoolga Women’s Auxilliary from New South Wales sent a pennant and a certificate thanking us for our work. However, it was with particular pride that we were recognised by the Australian Government. The certificate is proudly on display in the entrance hall of the school.
The school has also featured in many Australian newspapers. To see the articles click here.
Michael Pearcy, moved by his visit to our Anzac Graveyard, followed it up with some research and a visit to the School. He then wrote a piece called the ANZACs and Us and entered it into the Slough Writers Competition. He was awarded first prize. Here it is...