THE STORY OF SCHOOLS IN THE UPPER DALES
Welcome to The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales – a project run by The NASH and Dales Countryside Museum about the history of village schools in Upper Wensleydale, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. The story unfolded through the gathering of oral histories in which the memories of those who attended Dales schools from the 1930s onwards was recorded, and a school engagement programme. We also worked with the local community to create a giant photo mosaic with The People’s Picture that celebrated the dynamic youth of the Dales - past and present.
A multi-media exhibition at Dales Countryside Museum will open on Monday 17 May 2021, telling The Story of Schools through the big reveal of the mosaic, interpretation boards, audio recordings, a short film and artefacts. Check out our project blog below, and a big thanks to our funders – The National Lottery Heritage Fund and its players, and the Sustainable Development Fund.
The material in this project is for educational purposes and will form part of a learning resource which will be available at Dales Countryside Museum. We take authorship seriously and are interested in tracing the origins of photographs and crediting wherever possible. If you’ve got any further information about any of the photographs featured, we'd love to hear from you! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org