This morning the Butterflies and Kinder children had a visit from Addison’s Pa Barry who is a Vietnam Veteran. Barry spoke to the children about war and ANZAC day. Barry had a conversation with the children about Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and that explained that’s why it’s called ANZAC day, a day where we come together and remember all the men and women who lost their lives at war.
Barry showed us a photo of himself and his friend Jeff whilst in Vietnam and we learnt that Barry spent 13 months away at this war. During the Vietnam War in the soldier camps there wasn’t a lot for the soldiers to do; when they were not firing riffles they would play cards, play football, make sand bags, and fix the wire fence perimeter.
We learnt that animals went to war too and in Vietnam there were horses and dogs.
We got to look at Barry’s water bottle and he showed us a tea cup/maker that he used at war and still uses to this day. It has a part at the bottom where you light a fire to boil the water.
Thank you so much to Barry for coming out and speaking to the children about War and ANZAC day it was a great incursion.
Links to Frameworks:
Identity: Children respond to questions and ideas from others
Community: Children discover and explore connections with people
Well-being: Children demonstrate trust and confidence
Learning: Children are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning
Communication: Children ask questions that are appropriate to their learning
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