WITH a poppy to honour the fallen, young Toowoomba Anglican and Preparatory School students paid tribute to Australian soldiers.

At the school's Anzac Day service there was a speech by Lieutenant Colonel David Lynch, prayers, readings and poppy planting.

Foundation students were asked to plant the red flower to remember past students who had fought and lost their lives in battle.

Lt. Col Lynch said it was important children learnt the importance of Anzac Day from an early age.

"I certainly think it's important that children, especially in this age group understand why we pay tribute," he said.

"It's all about remembering what Australians did for us and it's also about understanding the qualities they had as individuals and how that transforms us into the people we are today.

"I want to share these qualities with the students and hopefully they will understand how they are relevant in our current time."

Sophia Sanson-Male adds her poppy.
Sophia Sanson-Male adds her poppy. Bev Lacey

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