LITTLE Dewchurch primary school asked its pupils to take a view on the First World War.

Now, the view they took is on show.

Together, the youngsters designed a new stained glass for their parish church.

The window will stay in place at St David's while the window it replaces is restored.

A temporary insertion was "so much better" than seeing the space boarded up, said churchwarden Peter Mitchell.

The window project was directed by the school's assistant head Andrew Richards and staff with "1914" as the theme.

Titled "From War to Peace", the window's design is all the work of the pupils. It includes soldiers in helmets, a silhouette of a soldier and cross, poppies and a rural scene.

"Initially, the Great War topic was only planned for three weeks. However, the children really enjoyed the subject and it has driven the curriculum throughout the spring and summer," added Mr Richards.

That interest spread to visits and collaboration with the Western Front Association.

A number of pupils also brought in artefacts and built family trees for names represented in the church memorial.

"We didn't want the windows to be morbid, but, at the same time, the children were keen that the soldiers weren't forgotten.

"The design represents hope, as well as remembrance," said Mr Richards.