SCHOOLS across the district have been making final preparations to their events which are taking place today to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Events, such as parades, performances and commemorations are taking place to mark Armistice Day.

Wilsden Primary School is holding a whole-day event for the school and local community to mark Remembrance.

Main Street will be closed during the morning for a parade to the Wesleyan Chapel war memorial, with the whole school dressed in period clothing.

The school will also have rare Jeeps, tanks and guns from the First World War at the school to teach children about the war.

At St Francis Catholic Primary in Bolton, a Tree of Remembrance has been erected, with photographs of people who have died, and there is also a display of more than 250 poppies.

A service is taking place this morning for pupils and parents, and pupils have been working on an Armistice project.

Wibsey Primary has installed a 1.7 metre tall indoor cenotaph in its hall to form a focal point for its Armistice events taking place today.

Headteacher Nigel Cooper said: “The Armistice 100 is so important we are doing more than usual for Remembrance this year.

“We are not just asking the children to focus on the past, but to compare what happened with what is happening now.”

At Bradford Forster Academy, pupils are filling the side of their playing fields with a giant poppy, made up of lots of individual poppies.

It has also created a display in the school entrance hall.

Bradford College’s Uniformed Public Services students will be taking part in the Remembrance Parade at Undercliffe Cemetery today from 10am.

At Calverley CE Primary School, children are taking part in a special play based on the real stories of young men in the Great War.

They will perform today to classmates, staff, parents, parishioners and members of the Royal British Legion, recalling the Christmas Day truce of 1914.

Belle Vue Girls Academy has created an interactive experience in conjunction with Historic England.

The installation features 1,200 poppies and student-created drama, poetry and creative writing.

It explores the act of remembrance and the roles of women during and after the Great War.

Pupils from Girlington and Eldwick Primary Schools have also been marking the contribution of soldiers from the British Empire in the war.

And pupils at Thackley Primary have created their own poppy wave in the school hall. The children have created some amazing poppies to help create the wave.