Children at Heyford Park School finished off a weeks’ worth of Remembrance Day activities today with a beautiful service at Heyford Park Chapel.

During the service, pupils sang a remembrance song and class representatives laid wreaths created by the children.

The North Oxfordshire school, which is based on a former military site, fell silent at 11 am yesterday to mark the Armistice.

Bicester Advertiser: Key Stage 1 children made poppies which were used in the remembrance assembly.Key Stage 1 children made poppies which were used in the remembrance assembly.

Sarah Nickelson, Executive Head Teacher said, "Our newly-launched school curriculum, has given many children the opportunity to learn more about conflict, especially World War II.

“Children have been fascinated to discover more about those who lived through these troubled times and to think about how lucky we are today.

“Remembrance Day is always a poignant time for the school; being based in a former Officer's Mess brings many of the war stories alive. Children and staff particularly reflect on all those lost in past wars and those who continue to be affected by war today.

"We especially think about those connected to the former air base here at Upper Heyford, including the lives of Captain Jerry Lindh and Major David “Mike” McGuire, two US airmen who tragically lost their lives in 1992 at the airbase and after whom two of our school houses are named – they are our school heroes".