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Beaconhills remembers

15 November 2016
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Remembrance Day services at both Beaconhills College campuses on Friday 11 November paid tribute to those who served and sacrificed during times of war and on peacekeeping operations.

Berwick Campus students presented two young veterans, Warrant Officer Class 2 Colin Rout and Able Seamen Anita Hogan with a hand-made quilt as part of the Quilts of Valour initiative.

Teacher Helen Comport leads the Quilts of Valour initiative, which over the years has seen hundreds of quilts presented to returned servicemen and servicewomen to provide comfort and healing.

Ms Comport said students started sewing last year and, along with teacher Mary Gast, had worked hard to create the many blocks of the large quilt presented to the veterans.
She congratulated students Jaida W, Anitshka W, Isabelle C, Jordyn C, Chloe M, Talia A, Nandana S, Lily B, Stewart H, Flynn W, Aislin S, Aditi R and Shelby H. These students all contributed blocks to make the quilt.

At the Junior and Middle School service at Pakenham, students were reminded of the history of Armistice Day and heard the story of Bill Lorimer, a Gallipoli veteran, great-grandfather of four Beaconhills students and father of Richard Lorimer – one of the College’s original steering committee and Board members.

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