The annual Peace Picnic recently took place at Coundon Hall Park in Coventry.

It was well attended by approximately 300 pupils from Cardinal Newman Catholic School, along with Margaret Morley, the Peace Officer from Coventry Phoenix Rotary Club, and members of the community.

The annual Peace Picnic took place in the Peace Orchard created by D-Day veteran Dennis Davison. As a D-Day veteran he wanted to leave a legacy to those who fought for peace in 1944.

The picnics take place to celebrate peace and take place across the beaches of Normandy.

During the event on Friday 9 June poems were written and read out, songs were sung and games were played. Some people just took the opportunity to sit and reflect. Peace was at the heart of the day.

Rhys Davies, teacher at Cardinal Newman and event organiser, said: "The picnics have been part of the school ethos for many years.

"The younger we start with young people to encourage them to think about peace and what it means the more hope we have for a better world, and we can do this in so many ways."

Peace Orchard, Coventry