A hospital chaplain teamed up with schoolchildren to create a poppy wall for Remembrance Day.

Grace Allick, a chaplain at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT), worked with pupils at St Edward’s Academy to create two walls of poppies services at Queen’s and King George hospitals.

Grace is also a volunteer chaplain at the Romford school and had the idea to create a wall of poppies as part of sessions she led on the importance of remembrance.

She said: “I wanted to get them thinking about the impact on their lives and what it meant for them. The youngest soldier found on the battlefield in World War One was just 12 and, given that’s so close in age to them, it really brought it home.

“So they’ve created their own poppies, put their name and age on them along with their message to a soldier.”

The walls, created by groups of year seven and 10 pupils, formed the backdrop for the hospitals’ remembrance services on Monday, November 11.