PUPILS from a Kidderminster school will be joining a mass children's choir to sing in remembrance of the First World War.

Holy Trinity School have been busy rehearsing for the National Children's WWI Centenary Concert, where 30 pupils from Year 4 through to Year 7 will perform with over 2000 other children to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the war.

The concert will be held at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Saturday November 3.

The remembrance concert will be supported by two youth orchestras and include performances from bands from the midlands and beyond including the National Youth Pipe Band of England, Sandwell Youth Brass Band, a Welsh Primary School Choir and the Leicester Show Choir.

There will also be a parade of 57 flags which will pay tribute to the nations and people involved in the war.

Holy Trinity School music teacher, Mrs Sarah Roberts commented: “I have been amazed at how the children have embraced the old songs.

"I thought they might consider them a bit old-fashioned, but to the contrary, they love them - the good old favourites like ‘It's a long way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’ and ‘Keep the home fires burning’ - with parents and grandparents attending, many of whom I’m sure will remember them well.

“I’ve been teaching the children a little about the history of WW1.

“The children have been so receptive to this learning and absorbed it all like sponges, the songs of course making it all come alive for them.

"It is so important that they understand it is only by luck that they have been born in a time of comparative peace."

For more details and ticket information people can visit www.lestweforgetconcert.org