STUDENTS at a Bournemouth primary school found creative ways to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in wars on Armistice Day.

At Jewell Academy every child made a poppy and all of them were featured in various outside displays.

On Remembrance Day itself, each class gathered in a circle outside where teachers spoke about the importance of Remembrance Day.

One child from year 6 read a poem, The Last Post was played and the two-minute silence observed.

Ali Sinclair, vice principal at Jewell, which is located in the Townsend area of Bournemouth, said: “Members of the community were invited to join us and we opened our gates so some could come in and stand with us.

“Remembrance Day forms part of our history lessons and it is important to encourage our students to think about the events that led up to Armistice Day and recognise why it is important to pay our respects.”

The two-minute silence occurs at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month to mark the end of the First World War and the 9.7million soldiers who lost their lives in the war.

The anniversary is now used to remember all those who have died in wars – not just World War One. This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.