Story of Schools Exhibition

30 January to 21 April 2020

The Story of Schools team have been working with Upper Dales schools and communities to create a giant photo mosaic that will celebrate our youth past and present. The mosaic, which will be made by digital artist Helen Marshall from The People’s Picture, will consist of 1,500+ images of youth and school-life that will come together in a spectacular fashion to create a whole new image. Local people of all ages have shared memories, family archives, and photographs for this project.

‘The Story of Schools’ will open at Dales Countryside Museum on 30 Jan 2021 – including the big reveal of the photo mosaic and short film as well as an exhibition with resources, oral history snippets, artefacts and activity packs for children.

In 2021 Covid-permitting, we’ll be working alongside Upper Dales primary schools once more – inviting groups to The NASH for some immersive Victorian classroom sessions and working with Key Stage 2 either in person or via Teams/Zoom to explore their education heritage.

The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales – funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

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