School That Went To War, The

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01Your King And Country Need You2014101320141014 (RS)

Pupils from an Edinburgh school track the lives of WWI soldiers from their community.

1/5 Over the last year, pupils from Portobello High School in Edinburgh, have been discovering how their community was affected by World War One.

In this episode, the students set out to track the lives of soldiers from their school who signed up to serve in the Great War. By researching army records, interviewing historians and getting an insight into WW1 training, the pupils find out what life would have been like for the new recruits.

Narrated by Edith Bowman.

02Life On The Front Lines2014102020141021 (RS)

Pupils from an Edinburgh school learn about McCrae's Battalion and trench warfare.

2/5 A group of young people from Portobello High School in Edinburgh have spent the last year uncovering the stories of soldiers from their school who signed up to fight in World War One.

In this episode, the students find out what their soldiers would have experienced on the front lines. They discover the fate of McCrae's Battalion, learn about trench warfare and hear why so many Portobello soldiers died at Gallipoli.

Narrated by Edith Bowman.

03Life On The Home Front2014102720141028 (RS)

3/5 A group of young people from Portobello High School in Edinburgh have spent the last year discovering how their community was affected by World War One.

In this episode, the students discover how the Great War affected the lives of those on the Home Front. They hear how the people of Portobello contributed to the war effort at home; have a go at cooking WW1-style and learn about the first bombing raid on Edinburgh.

Narrated by Edith Bowman.

Pupils from an Edinburgh school learn about life on the home front.

04Trials, Tribunals And Triage2014110320141104 (RS)

Pupils from an Edinburgh school investigate the stories of non-combatants during WW1.

4/5 Over the past year, pupils from Portobello High School in Edinburgh, have been investigating how men, women and children from their community were affected by World War One.

In this episode, the students learn how local businesses coped with the shortage of manpower; they hear about a Portobello nurse serving at the frontlines, and they uncover the story of the conscientious objector who would suffer any penalty rather than give up his principles.

Narrated by Edith Bowman.

05In Flanders Fields2014111020141111 (RS)

Pupils from an Edinburgh school visit the battlefields of France and Flanders.

5/5 Over the past year, pupils from Portobello High School in Edinburgh, have been exploring how World War One changed the lives of people from their community.

In this episode, the students follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, making a journey to the World War One battlefields of France and Flanders. They walk in the only remaining original trenches from the Western Front, visit the graves of soldiers from their school and reflect on the War.

Narrated by Edith Bowman.