Vic High’s history is inextricably linked to World War 1, when 500 students, recent graduates, and teachers left Vic High to fight. Many did not return. Led by former Vic High student and teacher, prominent historian, and Alumni Chair Barry Gough, the project involved alumni volunteers, students and teachers.
Student website Vic High and the Great War
Student-produced video Vic High in the Great War
From Classroom to Battlefield, written by Gough, available in Victoria bookstores
One of the school’s prized artifacts is a 30’ long Great War Banner, created in 1920 to commemorate Vic High students, teachers, and nursing sisters who served. Found in the school basement in 2006, it is unfurled from the school’s top floor as part of Vic High’s heartfelt student-led Remembrance Day ceremonies.