PUPILS from Victoria Road Primary in Runcorn have paid their respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict by creating a human poppy.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "The children wanted to show their respect and remembrance in a different way this year.

"We decided to create a human poppy on our playground. As you can see the whole school came together to mark this special time."

Headteacher Emma Roberts added: "The parents and pupils at Victoria Road always support the poppy appeal and every year our Head Boy and Head Girl will take part in the Cenotaph service and lay a wreath.

"We would like to thank the staff, children and parents in ensuring the human poppy was a great success this year."

Services of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in conflict take place in Widnes and Runcorn this Sunday.

The Widnes service will be held at the War Memorial, Victoria Park, Widnes, at 10.45am, and the Runcorn Service will be held at the Cenotaph, Greenway Road, Runcorn, at 3pm.

The Royal British Legion has made an appeal to the general public and to organisations to observe a two minutes' silence on Monday, November 11 at 11am.