School exhibition at Arts Centre

An exhibition exploring the history of school will be opening at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró on Saturday 1 October.

Featuring items donated to Limavady’s museum collection, as well as objects lent by local schools, the exhibition looks at the classroom and how it has changed, the impact of exams and the resulting pressure on pupils. It also explores both the positive and negative sides of school life by examining friendship, sports and games.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to see registers, daily report books as well as a corporal punishment book from Main Street and Market Street National Schools, dating from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries. Objects lent by local schools will further add to the display, giving visitors a taste of school life in the borough over the last 150 years.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 to Saturday 29 October and tours of the exhibition and learning resources are available to school groups by prior arrangement. On Wednesday 12 October at 7.30pm there will also be a reminiscence session where local residents are invited to share their memories of school for the Northern Ireland Community Archive website (

For information call the Arts Centre on 028 7776 0650.