Early Childhood Centres

Fields of Remembrance for Early Childhood Centres
The Fields of Remembrance Trust and the Ministry of Education have formed a partnership to support all early learning services in commemorating the sacrifice of our veterans during World War 1 (WW1).
Across the country early learning centres (Kindergartens, Playcentres, Kōhanga reo, and Day-care centres) will be sent a WW1 Commemoration Package, including three small white crosses to commemorate the men and women who died serving New Zealand during WW1. The commemoration packages aim to inform and inspire younger generations. 


Small crosses for Early Childhood Centres Tell their Stories :

9/523  SGT. R.C. TRAVIS VC, DM, MM, CdG

  • 10/127 2/LT. T.M.P. GRACE MID 
  • Invite a soldier or an old soldier to visit - contact your nearest RSA or DEFENCE Base.
  • Visit a WW1 Memorial near you click HERE for more information.
  • Contact a school near you for information on their WW1 ceremonies.
  • Visit Museums to view their WW1 exhibitions.
  • Make thumb-print poppies with paint.
  • Bake ANZAC biscuits.
  • Make medals and talk about how and why people get medals.
  • talk to families and whanau - do they have stories?
  • You may also like to read The Ode at mat-time.
E kore rātou e kaumaatuatia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pēhea i ngā āhuatanga o te wā I te hekenga atu o te rā
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

They shall grow not old;
As we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun And in the morning;
We will remember them
We will remember them

Also see the ACTIVITIES page.

The Fields of Remembrance Trust was established in 2012 to honour those who served and died for our nation during World War One.

The Trust is made up of the Passchendaele Society, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association, New Zealand (RNZRSA) representIng all local RSAs, and the Auckland RSA. It is a registered charity.