A CITY school have hosted their own Service of Remembrance yesterday.

Chamberlayne College for the Arts pupils have hosted the service at Weston Church today, which saw veterans and community figures turn out, amongst the pupils from Chamberlayne and the local primary school.

The children prepared for today, by making wreaths which they laid, and prepared elements which they delivered during the service today.

Veteran of the Armed Forces, and now head of years 8 and 9 Simon Poland has organised the whole service with his students to pay tributes to the many who sacrificed their lives in the First World War.

He said: "I am extremely proud of the contribution that the students and staff made in making this a very poignant and special occasion. It was a great way of bringing our community together to remember all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice".

“It is important to teach our children the lessons of war, peace and Remembrance, and designing and laying wreaths has really inspired the students to ask more questions.

"Every year the number of veterans who proudly turn out in their uniforms and sparkling medals get smaller and smaller, but every year there are more and more people, especially young people, turning up to pay their respects."

Headteacher, Nick Giles who also served in the armed forces stated: “Simon has done a superb job bringing remembrance, humility and reverence to young people in our school as we know these attributes are so important for fruitful futures.”

Everyone met at Weston Church at 10.30am, and the service started at 10.45am, and then at 11.30am there was a chance for the students to lay their wreaths.

They managed to fill the church, with roughly 100 people in attendance. As well as Mr Poland and Mr Giles, there were veterans from the SSAFA Armed Forces charity, All Call Signs, Army Careers, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Royal Marines and Army Air Corps.

An ex-Royal Marine bandsman also played the last post on a bugle in the church.