ANZAC commemoration @MHS / Focus #2

Standards: Standards: 1.2; 1.3; 1.5; 2.2; 2.6; 4.5

The library commemorates ANZAC Day with a display of books and images, and supports it by posting in the MHS Library blog. It is important to record and share what the school and students are doing for this day. The blog has evolved from being about the library to becoming ‘a window to the school’. I think this shift is important and symbolic of the library’s role which is as an integral support to the school.

Melbourne High School Library

“Two days after being introduced to the trenches, we are quite used to the work and noise … If a shell strikes your portion of the trench you are lucky to get off, but you keep on with your job and hope that the next will not be so near.” These words were written by then Captain Langley who would survive Gallipoli and go on to be principal of Melbourne High School. (Source: The Leader) Melbourne High School old boy, Alan Gregory, has edited Langley’s ANZAC Letters, a complimentary copy of which our students have received today. The book includes letters George Langley wrote to his family about his experience at ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli (as stated in the blurb). Catherine Morton captured these beautiful photos of the ANZAC day march. Last week a few students demonstrated how Two-Up works – don’t worry, no gambling, only homemade Anzac biscuits as…

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