PRIMARY school pupils planted poppy seeds as part of a programme of events being held to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Children from Pontnewydd Primary School were at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon to mark the start of a four-year programme of events.

The museum hopes the poppies will provide an annual reminder and will be working with visitors exploring how the people of Wales responded to the call to war.

Dai Price, museum manager, said: “The poppies should start to bloom over the summer months.

“We will be opening our Eqqus: The Horse at War exhibition in June, displaying a replica of a horse’s headgear found in the recent excavations in the Priory Field in Caerleon.”

The centenary poppy campaign is coordinated by B&Q and the Royal British Legion, and will see the UK awash with poppies through 2014 and beyond.