Remembrance Day 2018: Youngsters make wreaths and read poems to reflect on war  

Lilly Amber Gurr, Sam Sands, George Jones, Finley Smithy, Maizie Rowley, Isis Bird, Ruben Lilly, Charlee Clarke, Kaiden Tait, Esmay Mabbs, Maggie Stewart, Father Marcus at Arundel Court Junior School in Portsmouth
Lilly Amber Gurr, Sam Sands, George Jones, Finley Smithy, Maizie Rowley, Isis Bird, Ruben Lilly, Charlee Clarke, Kaiden Tait, Esmay Mabbs, Maggie Stewart, Father Marcus at Arundel Court Junior School in Portsmouth

Arundel Court Primary Academy in Portsmouth laid wreaths as part of their tribute to those who died in the First World War.

The school held a remembrance assembly on Friday morning.

Some of the Year 6 children read poems which they had written and Father Marcus led the pupils in prayer and remembrance.

Deputy headteacher Rob Jones said: ‘Each class made a wreath and laid it in our school hall.

‘We then had a two-minute silence to show our respect. It was lovely to see that even children as young as five understood why we choose to wear a poppy with one little boy saying “It makes me feel better wearing a poppy because I don't like fighting".’