A service has taken place at County Hall ahead of the Remembrance weekend.

Worcestershire County Council staff, councillors, county schoolchildren, representatives of The Royal British Legion, Worcestershire’s regimental associations and civic guests all came together for a poignant service this morning (Friday, November 10).

The service was hosted by county council chairman Kyle Daisley, giving staff and councillors the opportunity to join others honouring the fallen and those who continue to protect us. 

Worcester News: Children and veterans at the County Hall serviceChildren and veterans at the County Hall service (Image: Worcestershire County Council)

More than 20 veterans were honoured guests for the service including The Royal British Legion county chairman Alan Humphries, alongside five standard bearers and a bugler.

Cllr Daisley said: “It was wonderful to see so many staff and guests gathered this morning for the Remembrance Service at County Hall.

“The event was very moving and I am extremely grateful to everyone who took part - it was especially wonderful to host pupils and staff from two of our county's schools.

“Giving young people a voice and bringing communities together is a very personal goal for me and something I believe we are continually achieving. ”

South Bromsgrove High School choir shared a moving rendition of Bring Him Home to welcome guests prior to the service.

Children from Perryfields PRU, who are currently working on a Remembrance project, were also in attendance.

One of their students took part in the service with a bible reading from Romans: More Than Conquerors.

After the service, the pupils presented the chairman with a poppy wreath they had made especially for the occasion.

Peter Hines, headteacher at Perryfields Primary PRU, said: “The pupils and staff at Perryfields Primary PRU were delighted to be asked by Cllr Daisley to attend and contribute to the County Hall Remembrance service.

“All of the Perryfields pupils visited The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire last month, and are currently studying World War 1 and reading 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo.”