The artistic skills of students from Overnewton Anglican Community College will be showcased across the city on Remembrance Day.
The school is one of eight taking part in the RSL Victoria-led #REMEMBER project.
Each school was given a 1.2 metre high letter and asked to decorate it in an imaginative and creative way.
The letters will come together to form the word ‘REMEMBER’ which will be displayed this month at several of Melbourne’s iconic locations, including the Shrine of Remembrance and Government House. Overnewton decorated the letter B.
“It has been a wonderfully creative experience for the students of Overnewton,” college head of art Rachel Embury said.
“Remembrance Day is an important day to reflect on the many Australians who have served our country and to have our students participate in this poignant and colourful project is an opportunity for further storytelling and acknowledgement of Australia’s service men and women.”
This year marks 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War I was signed. RSL Victoria state president Rob Webster said the #REMEMBER project was a fitting commemoration.
“The whole creative process in decorating their letter is a great catalyst for the children to talk about the significance of Remembrance Day and hopefully it is an opportunity for them to ask plenty of questions of their teachers and parents on why 11th November is an important part of Australian history,” Dr Webster said.