During ANZAC week. Shalom Christian College students studied the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and learnt about the importance of the Indigenous soldiers. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Soldiers and Officers formed a pivotal foundation in the Northern forces during the wars and created a strong and effective boundary for all of Australia against the invading forces.
On the Friday, two soldiers from Lavarack army barracks: Ryan Murphy and Bryan Barnaby came to Shalom and put the students through a gruelling boot camp of rope runs, obstacle courses and parachute crossings.
All of the children did a fantastic job talking to each other and working as a team with particular stand outs being; Michael Wodidj, Sylvette Maralwuy and Joel and James Matthew.
So much fun was had that some students will be starting up at the local Army Cadet Unit at Lavarack Barracks in term 3.