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Nicole Scott who accepted the award on the school's behalf, Jayden Lynch-Cooper, Holt MP Anthony Byrne, John Richardson from the Cranbourne RSL, Phil White from the Vietnam Veterans Victoria and Barry Rogers from the Cranbourne RSL. 69696 Nicole Scott who accepted the award on the school’s behalf, Jayden Lynch-Cooper, Holt MP Anthony Byrne, John Richardson from the Cranbourne RSL, Phil White from the Vietnam Veterans Victoria and Barry Rogers from the Cranbourne RSL. 69696

LYNDHURST Secondary College received a top honour for commemorating the service and sacrifice of Vetereans during Anzac Day.
The school was named the Victorian Secondary School winner in the Australian Government’s 2011 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards and received a commemorative plaque and an award which included $1000.
The school was one of 18 in the country to be awarded.
Lyndhurst Secondary College’s entry featured a wide variety of learning activities that included writing letters to ex-students who are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force, a visit to the Shrine of Remembrance and a talk from a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Victoria.
The year 11 students also organised a respectful and traditional Anzac Day service with guests from Cranbourne RSL.
The event was particularly significant for tear 12 house captain Jayden Lynch-Cooper, who hopes to join the Australian Defence Force Academy next year.
School captain Manmeet Kaur said the ceremony was very patriotic.
“Learning about the significance of Anzac Day is very important,” Manmeet said.
“This award is great for Lyndhurst Secondary.”
Holt MP Anthony Byrne congratulated Lyndhurst Secondary on its excellent achievement and said the annual awards were a great way for schools to showcase their initiatives in honouring the veterans.
“Was great to see people from all walks of life at the ceremony including Veterans who have demonstrated the colourful aspects of service life,” Mr Bryne said.
“I would encourage all our local schools to consider sharing how they honour our past and present servicemen and women and enter next year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.” The awards are funded under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorations program.
For more information visit the commemorations section of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website www.dva.gov.au.

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