Prime Minister and school pupils attend First World War centenary event

Dozens of school children joined the Prime Minister and high-ranking military officials to mark the centenary of the First World War on Friday.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence hosted Never Such Innocence (NSI) at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, in Marlow Road, Maidenhead.

NSI aims to engage children with the First World War and is inviting nine to 16-year-olds to enter a competition by submitting poetry or art inspired by the events of the war.

The event featured performances by pupils from five schools: Cookham Dean CE Primary School; The Piggott School; St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School; St Nicolas' Church of England Combined and Claires Court School.

Rhiannon Thomas and Bailey Hunt, both 10, from Claires Court, had both written poems about the war.

“We learned about what they would face and that they thought they would be back before Christmas,” said Rhiannon… view

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