CHILDREN have created a banner demonstrating their understanding of domestic abuse.

The Make Do And Mend project saw year nine pupils at Wolsingham School watch a hard-hitting film that not only explored physical abuse but financial and emotional abuse.

The students then expressed their thoughts onto a fabric banner which will be permanently displayed in the school.

Councillor Anita Savory watched the play by Changing Relations last year and was keen to bring it to Weardale.

It was made possible thanks to funding from Weardale Area Action Partnership’s (AAP)Young People’s Grant Fund.

Jonny Arnold, of Wolsingham School, said: “I am so proud of the students work, and their ability to understand very complex issues.”.

Cllr Savory said: “The film used in the project depicts people who could be our neighbours and friends. It is so important we are all aware of the many aspects of abuse and how it affects our community”

Angelina Maddison, AAP co-ordinator, said: “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work in such a sensitive way with the pupils of Wolsingham school.”