Dungowan students join in the Anzac memorial project and pay their respects || Gallery

IT WAS a solemn day, but a historic one too for Dungowan Public School students on Monday.

As the school’s students paid their respects to those lost in the line of duty at a Remembrance Day Service, the kids also helped to preserve our rich war history.

The school is one of many across the state to take part in the Anzac Memorial Centenary soil collection project.

IT WAS a solemn day but a historic one too for Dungowan Public School students on Monday.

As the school’s students paid their respects to those lost in the line of duty at a Remembrance Day Service, the kids also helped to preserve our rich war history. 

The school is one of many across the state to take part in the Anzac Memorial Centenary soil collection project.

The Dungowan sample is set to be stored at the memorial in Sydney along with soil samples from more than 1600 sites across NSW where young soldiers were enlisted to fight.

All soil samples will be placed in the renovated Hall of Service with the name of the town next to them.

The soil collection is part of the NSW Government’s upgrade of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park during the Centenary of Anzac. The Anzac Memorial upgrade will be complete in late 2018.