According to Belgian law, every child was required to attend school between the ages of six and twelve. In the first months of the school year 1914/1915, however, this proved very difficult. Mobilisation had thinned out the teaching staff and many school buildings were occupied by refugees or Allied or German soldiers.
Once the frontline stabilised, a degree of order returned. But the greatest challenge was providing education again for children in the villages and towns nearest the front. Read more about this dilemma in our blog ‘education’.
The articles in this collection show that the ‘normal’ discussions on educations were continued regardless of the ongoing war.
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