THESE young people will never forget the sacrifice made in the Great War.

Horwich Parish CE School has been given a £9,000 National Lottery heritage grant to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

They brought their learning to life in a special event, when they took on the roles of those who played an important part in wartime Britain.

School grounds were turned into hospitals, and year six dug trenches as soldiers would have done during the war.

Youngsters also took part in poetry readings and performed a drama piece based on what they had found out.

History co-ordinator Fiona McEwan said: "It was an amazing experience for them, learning about World War One in a fun and motivating way.

"The children carried out independent research which inspired them and they teaching others what they had learned.

"The day is part of bigger project, last week the children took part in a tea party to share their learning with others.

"The project has been brilliant for pupils and their families, parents have been involved and it has been quite emotional at times."