500 children to mark centenary of WWI with dance project

More than 500 children will be taking part in a music and dance project to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Children in Derby rehearse ahead of WWI centenary

Children at Beckett Primary School in derby Credit: ITV News Central

More than 500 children will be taking part in a music and dance project to mark the centenary of the First World War.

It is being run by East Midlands professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva, after receiving an £89,118 grant from Arts Council England.

Children at Beckett Primary School in derby in rehearsals today Credit: ITV News Central

The project is called 'Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red' and will bring together school and college students across the region.

Among the schools participating is Beckett Primary School in Derby, where children have been rehearsing today.

Children at Beckett Primary School in derby Credit: ITV News Central