KEIGHLEY school pupils viewed a display devoted to the efforts and sacrifices made by hundreds of thousands of South Asian troops in the First World War.

The exhibition about the wartime British-Indian army was brought to University Academy Keighley. (UAK)

A spokesman for the school said: "The exhibition gave our students a fascinating insight into the British-Indian Army and its contribution to the war, in which 75,000 of its soldiers – all volunteers –died.

"The exhibition also links in with curriculum subjects such as history, English and Personal, Social and Health Education.

"It is hoped that it has also helped to reinforce subject knowledge, by providing our students with a cultural connection to the conflict.

"The exhibition came about through a collaboration involving UAK English teacher Stuart Irving, Kirklees Interfaith Forum, Kirklees Faith Network and Waseem Riaz."

Mr Irving said: “It’s important for community cohesion to raise awareness of the contribution made by people from the Indian Subcontinent.

"On the back of the exhibition we have also discovered a number of staff with connections to the First World War. We are hoping to share this with students to give them an even more personal association.”