Search results for Schools.

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

/world-war-i-book-reviews/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

/latest-news/march-2021/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

/world-war-i-book-reviews/tony-bradmans-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

/world-war-i-articles/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

/latest-news/june-2021/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…