The lost voice in the archives…?

Article from 'Vox', school magazine of Eltham Green School, May 1961 (DC/BAR)

Article from ‘Vox’, school magazine of Eltham Green School, May 1961 (DC/BAR)

They also contain artwork, poetry and creative writing which often give a real insight into the hearts and minds of the pupils, such as this poem about war by a pupil at St John’s School, a British Forces’ school in Singapore…

Poem by a pupil at a BFES school, 1970 (BFE/temp ref 88)

Poem by a pupil at a BFES school, 1970 (BFE/temp ref 88)

Although they only provide a snapshot, through using such items we can start to gain a better understanding of the experience of the child – the factor which is ultimately the main motivation for those working in, and studying, the field of education.

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