Nathaniel Williams, Aaron Ball and Jordan Zande with the Australian flag that flew over Parliament House in Canberra in 2001. Photo: Rob Williams SE0110WB
Nathaniel Williams, Aaron Ball and Jordan Zande with the Australian flag that flew over Parliament House in Canberra in 2001. Photo: Rob Williams SE0110WB

Special day flagged by students

GETTING an early start on National Flag Day, students from Ipswich Central Primary School got their hands on a piece of national history.

Principal Damian Johnson said the school displayed a giant Australian flag at the school’s assembly yesterday as part of an early celebration of National Flag Day tomorrow.

“It was a novelty for the kids to all stand underneath the flag and hold it up,” Mr Johnson said.

He said the school’s choir would perform at the city’s Flag Day celebrations in d’Arcy Doyle Place from 10am.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was proud the city would provide the premier event in Queensland to celebrate Australian National Flag Day.

“Ipswich is celebrating 150 years as a municipality, and this major flag-raising event, the state’s largest, is a tribute not only to the city but also our national emblem, which is just 109 years old,” Cr Pisasale said.



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