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.
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