West Gippsland Trader, June 4, 2015
Year 6 students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School recently planted a Gallipoli Oak as part of the Gallipoli Oaks Project.
The Gallipoli Oaks Project, led by the National Trust and funded by the Victorian Government, provided Victorian primary schools with an oak seedling to plant as a gift of remembrance for the 100 year anniversary of the Anzac Gallipoli landing and World War I.
The seedling is a direct descendant of acorns sent home by a soldier at Gallipoli in 1915, providing the school with a symbolic connection to the environment the Anzacs withstood 100 years ago.
The school will now nurture and care for the oak tree as reminder of the sacrifice of Anzac soldiers