Exmouth Community College students have presented the school with a memorial book to commemorate the lives of 90 soldiers who attended the school but did not return after World War One.

Over the course of the school year, students have conducted their own research, created pieces of art and written about the soldiers who gave their lives.

Tony Alexander, the college principal, praised the students for their efforts in making the book.

He said: “Teacher Miss Lucy Ayres and the students involved in this project have produced a wonderful memorial book of the lives of the soldiers who attended the original school and who, sadly, did not return from the Great War.

“The work was completed in the students’ own time and it is a credit to them and Miss Ayres that this inspirational work has been created and presented so well.

“The Memorial Book will be on display at the college and members of the community are welcome to see it.”