ORIGINAL plans to hold a Remembrance Day event with the Royal British Legion at a Barnsley high school have been put on hold - but that didn’t stop members making a scaled-down visit.

Two members of the RBL - which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year - attended Horizon Community College on Tuesday to rekindle their partnership after pandemic restrictions have meant no large-scale events have been held there for almost two years.

RBL members Goff Griffiths and Philip Watson visited to meet four year seven students who have been awarded ‘positive role model’ recognition by the school.

“It’s great to have brought the cause to the attention of young ones as I think it can still be unknown by some as to what went on in the war - particularly the First World War,” Philip said.

“It’s great to see the school showing this support and teaching the kids after we’ve not been able to visit for a couple of years.”

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Despite their usual events being unable to go ahead, school leaders were still keen to show their support and rekindle their relationship with the RBL - an initiative spearheaded by careers and enterprise coordinator Adam Argent.

“Remembrance is not just about poppies and remembering those that have sacrificed their lives, it is also about highlighting the invaluable work of the RBL and how this makes a difference to ex service personnel and their families,” he said.

“This year, that theme could not be more important, as we focus on the centenary of the formation of the RBL and commemorate the fantastic work that they have been doing for 100 years.”