Belfast Newsletter: Schoolchildren recite poems at special service commemorating Great War heroes

A special service commemorating Irishmen awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War took place in Belfast this weekend.

Two schoolchildren won the chance to recite poems that they had written as part of the Never Such Innocence competition – a project which engages young people in the First World War centenary.

The schoolchildren read their wonderful poems in front of families of Irish recipients of the Victoria Cross, as well as political representatives from Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland.

Previously, they had joined over 6,700 young people from all over the world who entered a competition run by the Never Such Innocence organisation to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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