A TOOLKIT to help young people "talk and think creatively" about World War One has been launched.

Teachers and students at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, teamed up with academics from Lancaster University to help devise the "thought-provoking" lesson plans and activities.

Lakes Comic Art Festival commissioned the project, which is aimed at 11 to 15-year-olds.

It is based on the comic anthology Traces of the Great War, which brings together artwork by artists, graphic novelists and writers, exploring the conflict's "continued relevance and resonance" as well as its "aftermath in our lives today".

Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, who contributed to the anthology with Doctor Who comics writer Robbie Morrison, said: "Comics have an amazing power to connect with people and tell stories in different ways.

“I hope this anthology will reach out to new audiences and demonstrate the continuing relevance of the Great War on our lives today. It has been a privilege to be involved.”

A pilot project has already taken place at QES in Kirkby Lonsdale, and feedback on the toolkit has been given by teachers from Dallam School at Milnthorpe, the Lakes School at Troutbeck Bridge, and Kendal's Queen Katherine and Kirkbie Kendal schools.