A Second World War bunker was discovered on the construction site of a new building for a school in Harrow.

Builders found the concrete bunker while working on the new Salvatorian College building in Wealdstone, due to be completed in December 2018.

It is believed the structure once acted as an air raid shelter during the Second World War.

Ben Fowler, finance lead of Salvatorian College, said: “This is a very important discovery for our School and locality as it links us back to our roots and heritage."

This discovery gave extra meaning to the school’s annual Act of Remembrance on Friday.

People attending the ceremony stood metres away from the old bunker to remember those in the army and who died in the line of duty.

In addition, a British Legion wreath was laid by Year 10 pupil Oskar Buczko.

Head teacher Alan Bryant said: “The discovery is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in peacetime and highlights to our boys the importance of working for peace in all that they do as aspiring leaders of the future.”

People interested in seeing the bunker can contact the Salvatorian College for a visit, before the structure is covered over with the school’s new structures.