PM sows poppy seeds with pupils in Downing Street

David Cameron planted poppy seeds with London schoolchildren today as he helped launch the Royal British Legion's poppy campaign.

The charity will send every school in the country free poppy seeds to plant in a bid to raise children's awareness of the conflict.

The prime minister spoke with pupils from Cathedral Primary School in Southwark as he helped plant the seeds in the Downing Street garden.

David Cameron sows poppy seeds with pupils. Credit: PA Wire
The prime minister was helping to launch the Royal British Legion's poppy campaign Credit: PA Wire
Cameron speaks with pupils from Cathedral Primary School in Southwark. Credit: PA Wire