More than 2000 schools will read the Pledge of Remembrance today.in honour of Remembrance Day
This Remembrance Day more than 405,000 students across Australia will remember the courage, mateship and resilience of our brave servicemen in a time of deep reflection and honour.
The Read2Remember campaign wants school students nation-wide, to ask themselves ‘What Does Courage Mean to Me?’ and encourages kids to share those thoughts.
Founder of the program and SunnyKids’ CEO, Chris Turner says in line with Remembrance Day, they are also hosting a video competition for kids to tell us about what courage means to them.
“Our servicemen and women are looked up to as community leaders who stand for mateship and resilience, and we want our kids to recognise those same attributes in themselves,” he says.
Read2Remember is free for all schools to register. To date 116 Brisbane schools have registered, with Queensland schools as south as the Gold Coast and as north as theGulf of Carpentaria also getting involved in the campaign.
Celebrated Australian poet, Rupert McCall OAM wrote the purpose written poem Pledge of Remembrance that will be read by Australian school children on Remembrance Day.
“We are truly grateful for the support we have received across the country for this important program. If our kids can recognise their own strengths and emulate the wonderful characteristics of courage and resilience in their own lives – they will certainly grow to be the best they can be,” concludes Chris.
Chris and Rupert will appear at the Ferny Grove State School for the reading of the Pledge of Remembrance.
Learn more about the origins of Remembrance Day.
Will you or have you read the Pledge of Remembrance?