Cromwell Students Celebrate Anzac Day

Students had the opportunity to commemorate Anzac Day at the formal dinner on Tuesday 26 April. Romany Martin, accompanied by Jaryu Shaw, set the scene for the evening with a beautiful rendition of “Travelling Soldier”. We were fortunate to have Mr David Vidler as our guest speaker. Dave recently retired from the Army after twenty two years of service. He spoke about the highlights and challenges he faced from the time he enlisted and was posted to Gallipoli Barracks at Enoggera, to becoming a Senior Advisor for Physical and Recreational Training for the Multi National Force and Observers in Egypt. Dave also gave a moving account of what Anzac Day means to him, and the traditions he has established around his family, to remember those who have fallen.

Matthew, and his staff, assisted on the night with a menu that had a distinctive Australian theme. It consisted of barramundi, “damper”, coleslaw and a side dish of vegetables and couscous, followed by pavlova for dessert.

To conclude the evening Mark Fisher played the Last Post and Reveille which was a fitting end to the night.

Left to right: Ms Romany Martin, Mr Jaryu Shaw, Mr Ross Switzer, Mr David Vidler, Mr Michael Crome, Mr Mark Fisher