Remembrance Day poetry by school students earns praise

Two students have shown their insight into the world on Remembrance Day through poetry.

Wongarbon Public School’s Allison Rice and Ballimore Public School’s Kayla Chatfield received awards for their entries in the Dubbo RSL Sub-Branch’s ‘Australia My Country’ competition.

The pair was invited to recite their poems at the city’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday.


Allison used vivid imagery in her composition ‘The Soul of War’.

Kayla, 12, said she had taken some time to research before writing ‘A Soldier and a Girl’.

The Dubbo sub-branch funds ‘Australia My Country’, a poetry and art competition.

David Hunt spoke on its behalf on Saturday, praising the students who took part.

“I was very impressed once again [this year] and I have to say it is very encouraging to see children with such insight and such a grasp on what’s going on around the world and the country in which they live,” he said.