Children marched down to the war memorial to pay their respects for the men who died fighting for our country in a “touching” service.

Year four pupils at St Teresa’s School, in Brook Road, Borehamwood, also laid their handmade poppy wreaths at the Shenley Road memorial yesterday.

The eight to nine-year-olds, accompanied by their teachers, also observed a two minute silence at 11am.

During lessons, the children learnt about the importance of Remembrance Sunday and had written their own prayers to remember the war dead, which they read out during yesterday’s ceremony.

Jill Fowler, the treasurer of the Royal British Legion, in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, said: “Seeing the children so fascinated by this was simply touching. I was very impressed.

“They are the future so it is important we educate them about what happened during the war and that we never forget what happens.”

Peter Fenton, the vice chairman of the Royal Naval Association in Borehamwood, also attended the event.

The 77-year-old Royal Naval Standard Bearer said: “It was lovely to see the children learning about the war heroes and what Remembrance Sunday means.”