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Armistice 100: Manor Park schoolchildren honour former pupils who went to war

PUBLISHED: 17:11 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:14 12 November 2018

Children from St Winefride's School taking part in their service of Remembrance on Friday. Picture: KEN MEARS

Children from St Winefride's School taking part in their service of Remembrance on Friday. Picture: KEN MEARS

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Schoolchildren from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School remembered 24 past pupils who experienced First World War hardship.

The service included wreath laying and speeches from the children. Picture: KEN MEARSThe service included wreath laying and speeches from the children. Picture: KEN MEARS

The children observed a two minute silence at their remembrance service at St Stephen’s Church thinking about the two dozen men and women from the Manor Park school’s first intake who fought or worked in factories during the 1914-1918 conflict.

Headteacher Paul Underwood said: “Our pupils displayed tremendous respect for the sacrifice of ex-pupils to ensure we live in a free world.

Pupils sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow and the hymn Abide with Me. Picture: KEN MEARSPupils sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow and the hymn Abide with Me. Picture: KEN MEARS

“We are very proud at the way our children have shown a desire to learn more about the sacrifices made by people all over the world.”

Friday’s service included a reading of war poem In Flanders Fields, wreath laying and speeches.

In total 24 of the school's former pupils were caught up in the First World War. Picture: KEN MEARSIn total 24 of the school's former pupils were caught up in the First World War. Picture: KEN MEARS

The children also sang Over the Rainbow and the hymn Abide with Me.

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