CHILDREN at a village primary school followed their minute's silence on Monday with a dedication of an oak tree in their grounds.

The Rev Linda Carter dedicated the old oak tree in Derry Hill School’s playground to commemorate the centenary of the armistice in 1918.

Calne Without Parish Council chose the oak as part of the Calne Area Board project to plant and dedicate trees to the centenary as a mark of the start of peace that followed the end of the First World War and as a mark of respect to all who gave their lives during the conflict.

Headteacher Hayley Roberts said: “The children learn about the armistice every year in school and the dedication of the tree with the plaque will form a permanent reminder of all those who gave their lives for our country.

"The dedication of this tree signifies the centenary of the end of WW1 and the start of peace and a time of hope, making it particularly fitting for our school. Our school field may not always be peaceful, but the school embodies the hopes that we have for future generations.”