CREWE students will commemorate the First World War with an educational endurance trek across Staffordshire.

South Cheshire College pupils will travel from the RAF Base in Cosford to the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield on May 6-7, stopping off at local primary schools to raise awareness of the Great War.

Their two day journey will involve part cycling and part rowing along canals as they head for the arboretum – the UK’s national remembrance centre which honours soldiers who have served the nation and lost their lives in conflict.

The enterprising students will camp out overnight at Milford, near Stafford before dropping into six different primary schools along the route.

Chris Hollinshead, public and community services lecturer, said: “This will be a new experience for the students and it is one they are really looking forward to.

“We have an excellent relationship with RAF Cosford and this is a great opportunity for the group to get involved in a campaign which will give them the chance to keep fit and show off their employability skills at the same time.

“We are delighted that different organisations are throwing their weight behind the campaign and this is a great chance for students to promote RAF Cosford and British Waterways.”

The Great War trail campaign is being supported by the Army, RAF Museum Cosford and Edgbaston Watersports.