THE sacrifice of those who died in the First World War was the subject of workshops attended by dozens of children yesterday.

Bradford’s Peace Museum held the Poppies for Remembrance sessions for pupils from Eastwood Primary School in Keighley, Hilltop Primary School in Bradford, Cullingworth Primary School and Horton Grange Primary School. The sessions were held as part of the museum’s ongoing WW1 centenary anniversary programme.

The children learned about those who fought in the war and the different coloured poppies. The red flowers honour fallen soldiers, white represent conscientious objectors, who often faced public ridicule for their decision not to fight, and purple is for horses that died on the battlefield.

Children made their own poppies at the museum, at the Piece Hall Yard in the city centre, and held a minute’s silence.

Museum spokesman Shannen Lang said: “We finished with a story ‘Where the poppies grow’ and then had a minute’s silence. It helped the children realise the importance of Remembrance.”