Pupils take part in a collective workshop

Staff and pupils at a south east Northumberland school have taken part in a collective workshop to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War.

Youngsters at Cragside Church of England Primary School in Cramlington, commemorated the time in 1918 when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

As part of a collective worship, the school paid tribute to Private Charles Gray, a soldier who was killed in action in 1917.

By focusing on real diary entries from that period, there was a sense of empathy from the children as well as an understanding of the impact that war has.

“We linked this to our work on peace and the role each of us can have to help bring peace into the world,” said class teacher Joanne Pringle.

“The children designed their own poppy and created information posters about Remembrance Day and the centenary of the start of the First World War.

“The work that the children produced was outstanding and has made a wonderful display in our school entrance.”

Cragside sold several hundred poppies in the weeks leading up to Armistice, which will go to the Royal British Legion to support the work it does.

The school held a service on November 11 where everyone took part in a minute’s silence at 11am.