Two Ponteland High School pupils were proud to take on a special role honouring the Fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Owen and Lewis Miller have been members of the Boys Brigade for 19 years between them.

The siblings regularly attend the Boys Brigade meetings at Ponteland Methodist Church, where they have both grown through the sections of improvement.

However, this year has seen the meetings cancelled, and while the pair have been disappointed, they have fully understood the reasons for the cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

With Covid-19 also putting paid to most official services of commemoration on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, the brothers were asked by the Boys Brigade captain if they could attend Ponteland Memorial, in uniform, on Sunday, November 8, to lay a wreath in memory of all those who have lost their lives in uniform services.

Owen, who is in Year 10, said, “Although I was nervous about being given such an important role, I was so proud to be asked to lay the wreath on behalf of the Boys Brigade.

“This is something that I will remember for many years as it was such an honour.”

Elder brother Lewis added: “Being the oldest boy in the brigade, I have previously laid wreaths, but this year was such an honour.

“It was a moving and proud moment for me, especially as I was asked to do it with my brother.”

Ponteland High School’s Presidential team of Year 13 students also recognised the sacrifices the armed forces have made for our country.