There were plenty of excited kids at Goulburn South Public School.
Students were greeted by Royal Military College Duntroon cadets at their annual ANZAC assembly on Thursday, April 22.
Among the visitors was captain John Moulton who had high praise for the school's efforts to respect the service of all past and present service men and women.
Goulburn South Public School teacher Bev Grant was pleased with the students' behaviour on the day and said Mr Moulton talked about the meaning of ANZAC Day.
"The students conducted themselves with respect and our school captains led the ceremony," Ms Grant said.
"When the ceremony finished the captain discussed what the day meant to him personally, discussed his family connection to the Australian Defence Force and how it impacted their lives.
"He continued to shine a light on where we are today as a result to those who gave their lives and fought for us to have a safe meeting place to hold ceremonies and go to school."
Ms Grant said the experience was invaluable.
"This was such a unique and rare opportunity for us to learn more about our defence force, the role they play and how important it is for us to value them and interact with them," she said.
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After the speech, students interacted with the cadets and wore some of their equipment like helmets and vests.
Everyone was elated by this experience and even applied camouflage paint to their faces.
The assembly ended with a question and answer time.
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