ALL of the children and staff from St Mary and St Peter’s Church School, Ilton, attended the dedication of the new Remembrance Memorial in the village.

During November, the pupils have investigated Remembrance, including the importance of reflection of the past and hope for the future.

They laid a special wreath to mark the village having its own memorial for the first time.

Jo Best, St Mary and St Peter’s infant teacher, said: “We want to thank Ilton Parish Council for organising this event and providing the memorial for our village.

"Having a memorial in the village has really helped our children understand and reflect on the importance Remembrance plays in our country’s national identity.”

Elliot and Niamh placed the school’s wreath on the memorial.

Elliot, from Year 5, said: "I am so proud that I was able to lay the wreath as it is important that we remember those who dedicated themselves to wars and made our country safe.”