A YEADON school did not let Covid-19 get in the way of commemorating Armistice Day.

This year pupils and teachers at Yeadon Westfield Infant School came up with a safe and socially distanced way of honouring the heroes of the First World War.

Commemorative stones designed and decorated by the children have been laid in the school playground where they can be seen by parents and guardians.

More than 150 stones each hand-decorated with words and images were laid in remembrance by the children who have also been learning about the First World War as part of history lessons throughout the week.

The children arranged their stones safely in small groups to create the impactful display.

The painted poppies were placed in a wreath on Remembrance Day.

Commemorations for the fallen of the First World War had to take place remotely on Remembrance Sunday with the annual march cancelled and the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph closed to the public due to coronavirus restrictions.

Headteacher Dawn Lowry said: “We just had to think differently about how to mark Armistice Day this year and we managed to do this safely in accordance with government guidelines.

“The children really wanted to take part in the commemorations as they do every year and we were determined to make it as meaningful as possible for everyone who comes into school grounds to see the results.”

Other schools across the area have also been finding ways to commemorate the occasion.

Rawdon’s Benton Park School tweeted: “Following a series of assemblies in which students were reminded of the significance of #RemembranceDay, we fell silent this morning to remember those from all over the world who have given their lives during conflicts - a very poignant moment across school.”

Armistice Day, also known Remembrance Day, marks the end of the First World War, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918. The war had lasted more than four years