On Friday 18 December, the Honorary Consulate-General of France held a small exhibition to thank several Victorian schools for the heartfelt messages of support and solidarity that they sent in the wake of the attacks in Paris. The walls of the consulate were covered with lovely cards, drawings, notes and letters as well as a framed heart from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
Students from Brighton Secondary College, Lancefield Primary School, Our Lady of the Nativity Aberfeldie, Packenham Secondary College, the Sunday school of First Church Of Christ, Scientist, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were invited to this ”opening”.
There was also a handover ceremony of 150 postcards by Lancefield Primary School to the Parisian primary schools located in the vicinity of the Bataclan.
Mrs Danièle Kemp, conseillère consulaire, Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck, the Hon. Judith Graley MP, parliamentary secretary to the Deputy Premier and Dr. Michael Chopin of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institutewere also in attendance at the exhibition to express their gratitude to the school children for their kindness and support.