PUPILS from six primary schools joined together to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

The event in Brandon included children from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary, Esh Winning, Browney Academy, Silver Trees Primary in Ushaw Moor, St Joseph’s RC Primary in Ushaw Moor and Brandon Primary.

Children from Brandon Primary School read out pieces about the 12 principles of peace-making and displayed bunting made up of the 53 Commonwealth flags.

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The commonwealth affirmation was read by Poppy Jackson, from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and Councillor Susan Nelson, chairwoman of Brandon and Byshottles Parish Councul read a message from the Secretary-General.

The event also saw the formal dedication of six benches produced to commemorate the First World War.

They were created as part of an intergenerational project involving young people from Brandon Carrside Youth and Community Project and members of the community and have been placed in Brandon, Meadowfield, Langley Moor, New Brancepeth, Esh Winning and Ushaw Moor.