CHILDREN and staff from Bibury School commemorated the 1918 Armistice in a variety of ways, including continuing their very close links with the local church and community.

In the period leading up to Remembrance Day, each child designed a poppy tile as part of a workshop led by Wendy Stafford.

The stunning results now hang in the window of the school hall where they can be seen by the children and Bibury’s many visitors.

On November 11 commemorations began when the school’s head boy and head girl laid a wreath at a small but moving ceremony at Barnsley’s war memorial.

Then the school took part in the Service of Remembrance at a packed Bibury church where the children read, led prayers and the school choir sang a selection of songs from World War one.

During the service, the congregation heard Barbara Marlowe talk about her childhood in Poland, her life in wartime Warsaw and her eventual escape to post-war England.

She extolled the children to “never forget” and to learn from the past.

This theme was continued after the service when a centenary plaque was dedicated outside the school.

Children from the school had worked together to compose its simple message: Learn from the past and never forget the sacrifice of others.

The plaque was designed and made by local stone mason Diana Lee-Browne and the children have already been outside to study and draw it and discuss its message.