NARACOORTE Primary School is celebrating its success after being named runner-up in the State for the Anzac Day Schools awards 2013.
At a special assembly last week, Senator for SA Anne McEwen presented the award to the school and particularly the Year 7 class, congratulating them on their efforts.
The Anzac Day Schools Awards are open to all Australian primary and secondary schools with the limit of one entry per school.
Year 7 teacher Linda Currie had a big hand in the work with the students and was blown away by the win.
"I'm absolutely ecstatic," she said. "When I saw it was a national thing I thought we really didn't have a chance."
The students were runners-up in the best veteran and community involvement category.
They involved warrant officer Pete Currie, a former chef in the armed forces with over 20 years experience.
The students initially started off researching life for the soldiers who fought for Australia in years gone by and then Mr Currie came in and spoke to them.
Mrs Currie also gave a presentation and Mr Currie brought in a ration pack as they explored the differences in eating habits between the soldiers of the modern day armed forces compared to the food available to those in WWI.
The school was presented with a certificate, a plaque and a cheque for $500 for their efforts.