Former History teacher and Deputy Headmaster William Pyke, who’s career at Bournemouth School spanned almost three decades (1987-2014), has published a book which is now available to pre-order. “Bournemouth Heroes: the Patriots of Bournemouth School 1914-18” focuses on the contribution of students and staff to the WW1 conflict.
Mr Pyke gave the main address at this year’s Remembrance Services, enabling today’s students to identify with those who served more than 100 years ago. During his time at the school, he was not only an inspirational teacher of history, but also led the annual “Battlefields” trip – an unforgettable experience for all who participated. Needless to say, the book is meticulously researched – even identifying a number of students who made the ultimate sacrifice, but whose names were missing from our memorial plaque.
We are sure that the book will be of great interest to all who have attended the school.