A TRADITIONAL drum head field service was held at a Droitwich school to mark the Armistice Centenary.

The service took place at Witton Middle School to reflect those held by soldiers on operational duty when there is no formal place of worship available. Here, five drums are covered with military standards, laid out and consecrated by clergyman.

The children were able to learn what it is like for soldiers on active duty to hold a service and said prayers and sang hymns in a moving tribute for service people and families of those serving or lost around the world since the World War One.

Distinguished guests were invited including David Waldron, Royal British Legion county chairman, Reverend Laura Hardy and local residents Jeff Powell and Hazel Sparkes who led in the ‘last post’, as well as ex-servicemen from the school community. 

The service happened on Friday, November 9.