Many schools in Britain were occupied by the military with some fully converted into military hospitals. Alternative schools had to be built to keep the curriculum going. There was a shortage of staff as many of the male staff had participated in the Great War, so classes had to be combined, retired teachers had to teach again and unqualified and trainee teachers were called on the job. Many schools were damaged from aircraft bombings and even school that were not damaged had trouble conducting classes as the aircrafts outside were so loud. Either way, schooling in Britain suffered during World War One.
Schoolchildren had to take part in the war. All citizens were expected to be involved. …show more content…
Husbands would have been out at war serving his country possibly with reluctance and understandably, his wife and children would have been worried. An incomplete family puts emotional stress on children and their mothers. But, over time, the relationship between the father and child diminishes and when the child learns about his or her father’s death, many were not affected due to the lack of bonding time and care from him. In a way, the war took away the figure of a father. The realisation that war meant torture, suffering and death had replaced the initial excitement for war and that this idea had been etched into many children
Question 3: Identify and analysis the economic effects of war on children?
The Great War had detrimental effects on children’s education. Education is the key to poverty and conflict. This war annihilated all jobs and industries. Infrastructure was destroyed. With jobs not available, families struggled to provide a stable income. Consequently, parents had difficulties in caring for their children and thus they had to quit school to look after their siblings and work. It was a desperate last resort in an attempt to not end up on the streets. At this economic level, death is caused and the whole society goes into