PUPILS at Kings Furlong Junior School, together with their families, marked 100 years since the end of World War One with a special remembrance service on Friday, 9 November, centred on a poppy installation created by the children.

Each of the poppies was made from a used empty plastic bottle and families came to see the ‘planting’ of the final poppies, hear some reflections from a number of children, and join in a minute’s silence.

The service was the culmination of two week project called We will remember in which the pupils learnt about life in the trenches, the impact of the war on children, the roles played by women and animals, and why the poppy is a symbol of remembrance.

A number of families were able to share stories about what their relatives did during the war.

Headteacher, Amanda Westaway, said “Both the children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed immersing themselves in their learning over the last two weeks and the outcomes are amazing. Pupils have learnt that despite the horrific circumstances they faced, people were incredibly resilient, worked well as a team and were very creative.”