SCHOOL children at a Scissett school heard from a serviceman who lost both legs in action.

Pupils at Scissett Middle School met Army, Navy and RAF officials to commemorate the Armed Forces in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.

Lee Midgley, of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, lost both his legs whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2010.

He spoke to the children about his service and held a question and answer session with the pupils as part of a Gifted and Talented Project in Citizenship.

Five pupils, Lewis Crossland, Hannah Stell, Chelsea Gault, Shania Gault and Jake Hodgson planted a memorial garden created from Poppy Appeal crosses, which had been personalised by pupils within the school as part of their citizenship lesson.

The pupils presented the Memorial Garden to their guests, who talked to all pupils in the school about the Poppy Appeal and how their fundraising helps millions of people affected by conflict each year.