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Capel St Mary Primary School remember pupils who fought in world wars

PUBLISHED: 16:58 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 10 November 2017

The formal reopening of Ben's Garden at Caple St Mary Church of England Orimary School on Friday.Pupils laying memorial crosses in the garden.Louise Phips with fellow pupils laying crosses.Picture.NIGE BROWN

The formal reopening of Ben's Garden at Caple St Mary Church of England Orimary School on Friday.Pupils laying memorial crosses in the garden.Louise Phips with fellow pupils laying crosses.Picture.NIGE BROWN

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The 294 children at Capel St Mary Church of England Primary School, to the South of Ipswich, held a minute of silence to remember 22 former students who died in the two world wars.

Daisy Benmore with Gary Bunkell, chairman of Capel St Mary War Memorial Trust and Ben's Father, Ian Alcock. Picture. NIGE BROWNDaisy Benmore with Gary Bunkell, chairman of Capel St Mary War Memorial Trust and Ben's Father, Ian Alcock. Picture. NIGE BROWN

Classes at the school discussed the meaning of Remembrance Sunday and then took part in a service in the school’s playground to remember the former pupils.

22 children planted crosses of remembrance in Ben’s Garden, a quiet area which has recently been overhauled and which remembers a young pupil who died.

Ben’s father. Ian Alcock, cut a ribbon to open the area.

The refurbishment was paid for by the Capel St Mary War Memorial Trust.

A memorial stone column with the names of the 22 former pupils will be installed next year.

Money is still being raised for the village’s first-ever war memorial monument which is due to be dedicated next November, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

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