BEFORE they broke up for half term, children across several schools in Winsford paid tribute to the late Captain Sit Tom Moore.

Many of the schools used themes based around the number 100, which was the number of laps Sir Tom completed in his garden during the first lockdown which raised a staggering £32million for the NHS.

At Oak View Academy, children in each class took part in a challenge to collectively contribute to the completion of their own 100 laps, which varied from laps around the classroom for the younger children to laps around the playground for those that little bit older.

Winsford Guardian: Children across several Winsford shcools paid tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Oakview Academy paid a rainbow themed tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Children being home schooled did not miss out either by completing their own laps too.

Deputy Head Charlotte Alford said: "Across the school, each class took on the challenge of creating 100 colourful rainbows which will be displayed all around the school grounds, to act as a visual reminder to all that anyone can achieve great things if they set their mind to it - just like Captain Sir Tom Moore.

"Individual children in each class also wrote letters of condolence, remembrance and thanks to be shared via the Fowles Funeral Service, who are curating a Book of Condolence from the people of Winsford.

Winsford Guardian: Children across several Winsford shcools paid tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

"Classes also took on some of their own 100 challenges, which included completing 100 throws and catches, singing 100 Nursery rhymes, taking on a 'daily 20', to accrue 100 activities completed by the end of the week.

"One child was so inspired by Sir Tom, that she succeeded in completing 100 laps on the school playground by herself."

The children at St Chad's CofE Primary and Nursery School created colourful footprints and made a wonderful poster saluting Sir Tom, which included a drawing of the man who inspired so many.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary completed two activities, including the children making 100 rainbows to display in the windows around school.

Children being home schooled were also also invited to create a rainbow and these have been displayed on the school Facebook page as a tribute

Headteacher Martine Gum said: "The children at St Joseph’s have very much enjoyed taking part in these activities and were excited to pay tribute to such an inspiring man."

Winsford Guardian: Children across several Winsford shcools paid tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Children at Oaklands made posters and collages in tribute to the man while Over Hall Community School also did artwork as well as holding assemblies and discussion about his life and achievements.

Other local schools that took part were Willow Wood Community Nursery and Primary, Over St John's CE Primary, Wharton CE Primary and Darnhall Primary.