Year 9 pupils explored WWI related artefacts from the Gresham’s archive

During Remembrance Week, all Year 9 pupils spent one History lesson exploring original artefacts from the Gresham’s School Archive related to the experience of Gresham’s School staff and pupils during the First World War. 

Year 9 pupils had the opportunity to get hands-on experience handling items such as contemporary newspaper cuttings, school magazines, the 1903 prospectus, the Vellum Roll of Honour for the boys of the junior school who were killed in action, recently donated photo albums and diaries from Dallas Wynne Willson, the housemaster of Old School House between 1905 and 1920, and special items relating to OGs Alec Heron and George Goodall who were both killed in action during the conflict.