STUDENTS and staff at a Worcester school have been looking at Remembrance in new ways this week.

The pupils from Nunnery Wood High School have been reflecting and discussing issues such as the significance of wearing a poppy and how Remembrance has changed.

Through lessons, form tutor times and assemblies, youngsters have been debating the Royal British Legion’s theme of asking the nation to ‘Rethink Remembrance’.

A display, put together by the history and art department, has been set up in the main school foyer, and a group of year 10 student volunteers have been sharing a rota system to sell poppies leading up to and including this week throughout the school.

Dance students are also performing a remembrance themed piece.

Bee Speechley, assistant head said: "Remembrance is an important time of year in school.

"It allows students to understand the symbolism of the poppy and how Remembrance has changed since it began following World War One.

"This year we have taken the Royal British Legion's theme of 'Rethinking Remembrance'.

"It provides us with an opportunity to explore a range of issues across the curriculum that are relevant and topical to our students".

The Royal British Legion’s has released four films telling the stories of a younger generation of the Armed Forces community.

They have been created to challenge the commonly held view that the poppy and Remembrance are associated only with the First World War and Second World War and elderly veterans.

The Legion is urging the public to recognise the service and sacrifice made across all generations of the British Armed Forces including the most recent conflicts.