Charles Senior Communications Officer, Durham District School Board
BROCK: Fifty (50) World War II model planes were recently donated to Brock High School, to help enrich student learning about history.
The models are exact replicas of planes flown in World War II, right down to the scale and markings. Local community member and parent of a Brock High School student, Peter Dauncey created this collection, over 25 years, and donated it to help students recognize the enormous sacrifices made by Canadians and the veterans of the Township of Brock.
Remembrance Day is personal for many in the Township of Brock and Mr. Dauncey attributes his passion for history to growing up knowing he had uncles who had fought in the war. As of the Standard Newspaper’s publication date, the model planes are on display as part of Brock High School’s recognition of Remembrance Day and are featured in lessons about World War II.
“Our community has always stood proud in the recognition of our bravery, patriotism and sacrifice. We are over the moon to have such a valuable gift donated, to help enhance student learning in the classroom, especially at this time of year. I look forward to the day when I view these model planes and shake the hand of Peter Dauncey. This is an incredible gift to the entire school community.” stated Carolyn Morton, Trustee, Townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.
“As a history enthusiast I personally feel it is very important students today have a close look at the history and sacrifices made so they can have the lives they do. It’s so true, when people forget the past, the future can’t be secure.” shared Peter Dauncey.
“We are constantly thrilled by the incredible generosity of our Brock community, and of Mr. Dauncey in particular, which reinforces Brock as an extraordinary place. The school and community’s appreciation of our veteran’s contributions is exceptionally deep in Brock Township because it is nurtured by passionate history teachers and reinforced at home and by the community in general.” said James Klodnicki, Principal of Brock High School.