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War a 'waste'
By CATE BROUGHTON
NEXT GENERATION: Brian Mannix from Papanui RSA helps Ashley
Barlow, 4, try on his army gear.
I tell them war
two people are
they get other
people to fight
-- Brian Mannix
CHILDREN AT the Acorn Early Learning Centre in Woodend got a
special introduction to war and peace on Wednesday, with a visit
from RSA member and Vietnam veteran Brian Mannix.
Explaining the concept of war to pre-schoolers required sensi-
tivity and simplification, he said.
I tell them war happens when two people are having an
argument and they get other people to fight for them.''
He also said he hoped none of the children would ever
have to go to war as he had done.
Mr Mannix took along an army shirt and beret,
and let the children try them on.
But his many medals drew the greatest inter-
est, with many asking him what they were for.
As a 20-year-old, Mr Mannix spent 13 months
in Vietnam in 1969-1970 with the 161st battery of
the Royal New Zealand Army.
He says he would do it again if he had to, but
regarded the conflict as a waste of effort and a
waste of time''.
Back then, enlisting for the army was a way for young men
to have an adventure and see the world, he said.
He hoped his visit would help children understand
what Anzac Day was all about.
When I went to school, it was just a day off.''
Mr Mannix's visit was prompted by questions from the children
about Anzac Day, said centre manager Jess Downs.
The children were asking why they wouldn't be coming to pre-
school on Anzac Day.''
Ms Downs said marking Anzac Day with Mr Mannix's visit and
a craft activity making poppies created opportunities to discuss
war -- and peace -- with the children.
It's never too early for children to learn about the world
around them,'' she said.
There was strong representation of the young at Kaiapoi's
Anzac Day service on Thursday.
Students from Kaiapoi Borough, Kaiapoi North and Kaiapoi
High schools participated in the service, laying wreaths and
Kaiapoi schoolboy Waitangi Tuisuga knew exactly what the
day was all about.
It means remembering the soldiers and what they did for
us and because of them we live in a free country.''
Anzac Day pictures, page 6.
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