TWO classes from Moorfield School visited St John’s church, Ben Rhydding, for a Remembrance workshop.

Thirty-two 9 to 11 year olds explored topics which included what is being remembered at this time of year, the origin of Remembrance Day, what a Remembrance service involves and reasons for remembering. Mention was also made of the War Poets along with lines from their poems that are familiar and used in Remembrance services.

The children stood in complete silence as the names of those from Ben Rhydding, who fell in the First World War, were read out. Year 6 member Emma Beavers said: “I think it’s very important to remember people who have fought for us to have our freedom, and there are still others fighting in other countries to have theirs.”

Year 5 pupil Esme Halliwell added: “I understand it much more now and realise how horrible it must have been in the trenches.”