STUDENTS at a Thundersley school created poppywreaths to help commemorate the First WorldWar.

Robert Drake Primary School, in Church Road, held a commemorative day last month in order to raise awareness of the First World War.

Every student wrote a poem about poppies and a class winner was chosen.

Those children were then given the honour of planting the poppy seeds in a specially-designed planter.

The children also designed a memorial as part of a design technology project and they also took part in a workshop based on the First World War about what it meant to be a soldier on the front line.

Year 6 teacher, Linda Rawling, who organised the event, said: “All of the teachers have said that the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in all of the activities.

“It has really raised children’s awareness of this significant event in our history.”