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Australian National Flag Day falls on the 3rd of September, and Senator Marielle Smith proudly marked the occasion by joining Murray Bridge High School for their flag ceremony.
“The Australian flag is an important part of our identity, as are many other national symbols, and connects the present and our future with our nation’s proud history,” Senator Smith said.
Australian National Flag Day celebrates the occasion our National Flag was first flown 118 years ago.
The flag is paraded by our defence forces and displayed around the country at sporting events and by service organisations, schools, community groups and private citizens.
Murray Bridge High School celebrated our National Flag by holding a flag ceremony with a brand new Australian flag presented by Senator Smith.
Senator Smith spoke with students about the importance of our national symbols, including our Australian National Flag, during the ceremony.
In addition to the flag ceremony Senator Smith met with the students from the high school who attended the National iAwards in Melbourne.
These young innovative entrepreneurs have worked hard in an after-school club to build a new app that won the State competition.
This gave them the opportunity to compete at the National iAwards.
“I welcome the financial support committed by the Department of Education following my representations to the Chief Executive.” Senator Smith said. She has also made a personal donation to help the students attend the awards.
“The fact that they were awarded a National Merit in Melbourne is a testament to the potential of young students in our regional and rural areas,” Senator Smith said.
“Through my time talking to communities across South Australia I have seen all too often that regional areas face barriers greater than those in metro Adelaide. The Murray Bridge High School community, teachers, parents, and especially the students should be very proud of this achievement.”