A WREATH create by pupils at Kirkbymoorside Primary School has gone on display at the National Army Museum in London.

Their wreath was one of five chosen to be presented to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as part of the Unremembered Wreath Challenge

The nationwide challenge invited community groups and schools across the country to create wreaths for each of the members of the Commonwealth in time for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which took place in London in April.

Anna Aspery Year Six teacher at Kirkbymoorside Primary School said: “The Unremembered Wreath Challenge inspired the Year Six pupils to create a wreath worthy of commemorating the contribution made by the British West Indies Regiment during the First World War.

“The children wanted their wreath to represent one particular Caribbean country, which had tangible connections to our own community, finally selecting Trinidad and Tobago due to its links to our area and our shared aims.”

“The largest town and port on the island of Tobago is Scarborough and the UK town of Scarborough lies just 25 miles to the east of our school.

“Our school uniform colours are red, black and white, which are identical to those on the Trinidad and Tobago national flag, and are also replicated on our wreath.”

Mrs Aspery said: “The vibrant, colourful wreath provides a fitting commemoration, which we feel Trinidad and Tobago’s Head of Government would be proud to lay in tribute.”