Silence for Christchurch by Ethan Hornsby

Silence for Christchurch

On Friday the 22nd of March Geraldine High School joined with the rest of the country in remembering those affected by the devastating events in Christchurch. Our students and staff gathered outside the hall steps at 1:32pm for a minute’s silence. Wearing bright colours was considered something positive that New Zealanders could do to commemorate one of our darkest days so our students were dressed as such. 

All the money raised from this day is being donated to support Christchurch. Following the minute’s silence the waiata ‘Te Aroha’ was sung. This waiata is about peace and love, a crucial message at this time of shared grieving. It was important for us as a school to come together and share in this nationwide moment of remembrance and to show our support for all those affected.