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Nelson Mandela

Issue No. 88 -  27th April 2010

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ANZAC Day - Not just about ANZACs

I came across this poem that I wanted to share with you as we have just celebrated ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand (25 April).  You may wish to put this aside for next year if you find it suitable for your students.  Even though ANZAC Day is about celebrating the heroics of Australian and New Zealander soldiers who served in all wars since the Great War, all soldiers should be recognised.  In Gallipoli, for example, 10,000 ANZACs died but 86,000 Turks died too.

A Tribute to ANZAC Day
by Ken Bunker

With their hair a little whiter, their step not quite so sure
Still they march on proudly as they did the year before.
Theirs were the hands that saved us, their courage showed the way
Their lives they laid down for us, that we may live today.

From Gallipoli's rugged hillsides, to the sands of Alamein
On rolling seas and in the skies, those memories will remain.
Of airmen and the sailors, of Lone Pine and Suvla Bay
The boys of the Dardenelles are remembered on this day.

They fought their way through jungles, their blood soaked desert sands
They still remember comrades who rest in foreign lands.
They remember the siege of old Tobruk, the mud of the Kokoda Trail
Some paying the supreme sacrifice with courage that did not fail.
To the icy land of Korea, the steamy jungles of Vietnam
And the heroic battle of Kapyong and that epic victory at Long Tan.

Fathers, sons and brothers, together they fought and died
That we may live in peace together, while at home their mothers cried.
When that final bugle calls them to cross that great divide
Those comrades will be waiting when they reach the other side.

Thank you to the girls at Customer Love for sending this along in their eNotes dated April 23.

Quote of the Week

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ~ Unknown

The measure of life is not its duration but its donation. ~ Peter Marshall

The world knows very little about its heroes.  The courageous acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that other people will never know about. ~ Anne Tyler

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Marlene Rattigan B.A., Dip. Ed. (ECS), CELTA

Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. She has produced teaching manuals complete with audio CDs which are an extension of her ‘Kidz-Fiz-Biz’ program.

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