Schools honour Bomber Command at Remembrance service

Children from 12 local primary schools joined the International Bomber Command Centre team for the annual service of remembrance.

More than 350 children took part in the service at the Canwick Hill centre, which marked the centenary of the end of WWI, with each school designing its own wreath as part of their remembrance learning.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

They also took part in a poetry competition with the winners reading their pieces as part of the service before placing poppies in the Memorial Walls.

Biographies surrounded them of the fallen, pieced together by a team of 40 volunteers over three years.

Schools at the service were:

  • Bishop King Church of England School
  • St Johns Primary Academy
  • Navenby Church of England School
  • Limewoods Federation
  • Washingborough Academy
  • Reynolds Academy
  • Coleby Primary
  • Springwood Junior Academy
  • The Holt Primary School
  • Westgate Academy
  • Heighington Millfield Primary School
  • Donnington Bain Primary School
  • Leslie Manser Primary

Several Remembrance events are taking place in Lincoln and across the county. See our guide to services in Lincoln over the weekend.