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Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-1919


Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Roll of Honour marks the contribution of schools and the pupils and teachers who went off to fight the Great War. Although educational provision was class based, the book examines the pre-war education system from the perspective of all schools - not simply the public schools, about which much has been written - but tho…

Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19


The Colin Hardy History Memorial Prize 2021 The annual competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young people is now open for 2021. Essays and projects (between 3000 and 6000 words) or video presentations (up to 30 minutes max duration) are welcomed on any military, political, social or cultural subject associa…

Tony Bradman's Stories of WW1


At first sight, a review of an anthology of short stories written for children about the Great War is not what you might expect to find on The Western Front Association website. However, education and the inculcation of an interest in the First World War must be an essential part of the mission of the WFA. What better way, I suggest, than to introd…

The Irish Struggle for Home Rule by Dr Graham Mayhew


The Irish struggle for home rule and subsequently independence can be traced back to the Act of Union of 1800 when the Irish Parliament, from which Catholics were barred, voted to dissolve itself. Daniel O’Connell’s successful campaign for Catholic Emancipation, passed by Act of Parliament in 1829 and the support he received for his public agitat…

Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War


Two opportunities for your schools students to show what they know about the First World War.  1. The 2021-22 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research  2 x £500 prize for Primary and Secondary Schools (incl. Special Schools). What was your town like in 1914-1918? Who went to war? Who stayed at home? Who was killed? Who ca…

The Boys of Blackhorse Road by Malcolm Doolin


More than simply a collection of personal, short life and service histories of the boys who as men served and died during the First World War, The Boys of Blackhorse Road is a social history of the era, which ably straddles this extraordinarily transitional era, say 1880s to 1920s. The story of the school is assiduously told; throughout it remains…

Ep. 235 – Teachers During the Great War – Dr Barry Blades


Independent writer and researcher Dr Barry Blades talks to me about his books looking at schools, teachers and the Great War.

These are ‘Roll of Honour’ (2015) and ‘Teachers at the Front’ (2021) and both published by Pen & Sword Books.

Education 2022 : Animals at War – The Winners


This year’s autumn competition for school invited students in Key Stage 3 students (12-14 year olds) to think about the roles animals played in the First World War. They were asked either to write a 500 word extract from a book in which the animal tells its story or to design the cover of a book featuring a First World War animal. We received sto…

SCHOOLS COMPETITION : The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research by Schools and Youth groups 2022/2023


The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2022-2023 Schools and youth groups are invited to support pupils carrying out original research into any aspect of local history related to the period 1914-1918/19. There are two prizes of £500 (or Euro equivalent) on offer, one for 11 year olds and under and one for 12-16 year olds, …

The Western Front Association announces winners of the 2021-2022 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for research into the Great War by schools


The Western Front Association today has formally announced the primary and secondary schools that were awarded prizes for their pupils’ submissions to the 2021-2022 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for local research into the Great War.  Malcolm Doolin was a WFA member and educational consultant who had a passionate interest in the Great War; the A…