First World War

News from the Front…

The war affected the school and its Old Scholars in all sorts of ways. Old Scholars followed their conscience in different ways, with some joining organisations such as the Friends Ambulance Unit, some being imprisoned as conscientious objectors, and some took up arms. Use the First World War category to find the posts following the news (as far as possible, dates of posts will match the dates of events 100 years ago). You can also follow the news on Twitter (@BoothamWW1). For staff and students, there will be a display in school.

For the Great War 1914-18 radio drama, performed by Bootham School students, visit the school website for a link and more information.

See also the BBC clip ‘A Quaker School in Wartime’.

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