Students send packages to our diggers on the front line

Students send packages to our diggers on the front line

Jarrahdale Primary School students Scarlett Hughes, Madeleine McInerney, Coopah Gratte, Sienna Young and Oakley Cox are excited to send their care packages to the Australian Defence Force troops. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

Vegemite, Arnott’s biscuits, toiletries and snacks for the service dogs are among just some of the goodies being sent to our Australian Defence Force troops ahead of ANZAC Day later this month.

Jarrahdale Primary School students have gathered the quintessential Australian items and will box them up this week to send to the Middle East.

Kindergarten and pre-primary teacher Sharon Cox said the school thought it would be a brilliant way to show their support for the hard work the troops put in every day of the year.

“The kindergarten and pre-primary students have each written little letters telling the service men and women about themselves, what they have brought them and thanking them and letting them know we are thinking of them this ANZAC Day,” she said.

“The letters are supported with colourful pictures.”

Miss Cox said ANZAC Day was a special day at the school, with a whole school assembly held to commemorate the day.

“We are teaching our students to remember those in past and present conflicts and felt this was a great way to show our kindness and support,” she said.

“We have a memorial garden at our school which supports students to reflect all year round.”