SCHOOLS across Wyre Forest have paid respects to the fallen soldiers from past wars on Remembrance Day.

The Last Post rang out across Kidderminster’s Baxter College as students gathered outside for a two-minute silence at 11am.

Teaching assistant and bugle player Beth Naylor performed the traditional remembrance piece and, after the silence, principal Matthew Carpenter received a poppy from student ambassadors Ryan Campbell and Logan Dixon-Nyman.

Mr Carpenter said: “The act of remembrance is an important occasion for our school community and we were able to commemorate the Armistice and think about the ultimate sacrifice so many made in our name whilst maintaining the Covid-19 protocols.”

Heathfield Knoll School live-streamed their Remembrance service on Facebook and pupils in the lower school created a beautiful piece of poppy artwork, which will be displayed in the local St John's the Baptist Church in Wolverley.

Music teacher Emma Hayward also played the Last Post for the whole school.

All pupils and staff at Stourport’s St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School came together around their new mile track to observe the two-minute silence.

Five pupils and administrator Donna Waterall, who all have connections to military services, presented a wreath, while year six performed First World War drama pieces to the younger classes in small groups.

Headteacher Ian James said: “It’s so important that our children understand the sacrifice of those who have died in conflict and that we all acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve.

“Fortunately, the weather was kind to us as we held our commemorations outside and our new daily mile track proved an excellent arena.”