Tatura visitors to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra could hear some familiar voices honouring soldiers killed during World War I.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON July 2, 2014 3:55am
Kaleb Answer, 11, and Nicholas Geerling, 11; (front) Alyson Phillips, 11, and Bronte Innes-Irons, 12.
Sacred Heart Primary School students Kaleb Answer, Nicholas Geerling, Bronte Innes-Irons and Alyson Phillips participated in the war memorial’s Roll of Honour Soundscape project.
The project selected Australian students aged 10 to 12 to record the name and age of the country’s 62
Sacred Heart principal Trish Miller registered the school for the project and Alyson, Bronte, Kaleb and Nicholas this month recorded 50 names with Jonathan Ridnell at the ABC Central Victoria studio in Bendigo.
‘‘We were taught how to use the microphone and we had to say our Ts properly,’’ Bronte, 12, said.
‘‘The first time I sounded like I was laughing, so he let me re-record.’’
Mr Ridnell also gave the students a glimpse into how radio is broadcast.
‘‘There was all different screens in a recording studio and someone was doing the news and we could listen to her,’’Alyson, 11, said. ‘‘We saw how they put everything together.’’
The recording of the honour roll will be played in the WWI section of the memorial for the entire WWI centenary period, from August this year until 2018.
‘‘If one letter was a bit sloppy, we had to do the whole thing again,’’ Nicholas, 11, said. ‘‘My voice sounded a bit high-pitched, but he said they would fix that.’’
The students hoped they would visit Canberra to hear the names they recorded for the honour roll.
Nicholas said he had developed an interest in WWI while reading Jackie French’s book The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded — about soldier John Simpson who rescued wounded soldiers on a donkey — in class.
Alyson and Kaleb carried a wreath on behalf of their school at Tatura’s Anzac Day service this year.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
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The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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