The Commonwealth government will help to enhance Lang Lang Primary School in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $2,000 grant.
“I am delighted to announce that a grant has been approved for Lang Lang Primary School to construct a walking path to its commemorative Aleppo Pine tree to honour our local WWI servicemen and women,” Flinders MP Greg Hunt said.
“It is terrific to see schools like Lang Lang Primary School taking a leading role in commemorating the spirit of ANZAC and I am thrilled to present this grant to the school.”
Lang Lang Primary School principal John Legione said the grant would allow the school to create a walking path that would be used by the school and broader community for years to come.
“The Aleppo Pine tree was donated to the school by the RSL many years ago and is a tribute to our local servicemen and women,” Mr Legione said.
“This will provide a connection and safe access for community members who attend ANZAC services at the school.
“We’ve had a long tradition of supporting the RSL over many years and this will serve to strengthen that tradition.”
Mr Hunt said he was looking forward to working with community groups across the electorate to deliver commemorations that would honour the nation’s centenary of service.
“The Centenary of ANZAC will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program gives community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the ANZAC spirit,” Mr Hunt said.
“These awards present an opportunity for our community groups to honour our war heroes in a way that is fitting to the local area.
“Many of the projects awarded through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program will become permanent tributes to those who served our country.”
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