CHILDREN in years five and six from Clevedon's St John the Evangelist Church School have been learning all about the impact of World War Two on the town this term.

Students visited the seafront to make their own sketches of the esplanade and pier as part of their study of local artist, Doris Hatt, who was heavily influenced by war.

The children were also encouraged to speak to family members of those that lost their lives during the conflict.

Lydia, from year six, wrote: "As part of our learning about the war, we researched some of the people from Clevedon who lost their lives during the war. In groups, we chose an individual to research and then created a sheet about them.

"We also visited St Andrews Church where we found the war graves of the people that we had researched, looked at the memorial inside the church and said a short prayer of remembrance.

"We were also lucky enough to meet one of the family members of someone who had lost their life in World War Two and who we had researched, who was coming to the church to pay his respects to his father.

"We wanted to present the work that we did on the people from Clevedon who lost their lives as well as some of the remembrance prayers that we wrote to St Andrew's Church to demonstrate that these people and the sacrifices that they made are still remembered today."

The school's website reads: "The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

"We embrace each child’s individual talents and passions while equipping and preparing them for the world that they will go on to shape.  We strive to ignite opportunities for everyone to achieve more than they thought possible and ensure every member of our community is cherished, valued and nurtured in all aspects of their life."