Nelson Academy remembers. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Pupils at Nelson Academy in Downham Market raised more than £1,000 for the Royal British Legion with a sponsored run.

As part of the school’s remembrance activities, every child made a poppy and these were used to decorate a display of silhouettes of First World War soldiers, made by three of the school’s teaching assistants.

The youngsters also had the chance to dress in military and civilian costumes from 100 years ago and every child has written a war poem for a competition to be judged by representatives from the RBL.

PE teacher Alison Cupit said: “The run went really well and the children have been fantastic, even donating their own money and sponsoring each other.”

More West Norfolk Armistice stories and remembrance pictures on pages 10, 18, 19, 26. 27, 30, 31 and 48.