Making An Exhibition Of Ourselves

Following our World War One Project Celebration and the announcement of our winning dioramas, our students' work is now being exhibited as part of the World War One exhibition at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon in Barnstaple.

How amazing that our students' project pieces will have a real-life audience! 

We are grateful to the museum for giving our students the opportunity to exhibit their work to not only the local community, but to an international audience in its visitors.

Museum Assistant Samantha Bevan commented, "I was able to come out to the school a few weeks ago to judge the students' work and talk through what their ideas were and how they wanted to portray the First World War. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting your students and their teachers, and felt that their ideas showed their interest in learning the history of the First World War. 

The dioramas are now on display for our visitors to see within our World War 1 gallery which tells the stories of the soldier’s who fought during the war from North Devon, and also the history of the Royal North Devon Yeomanry and Royal Devonshire regiments during that time.

The museum's aim is to tell the stories of the people of North Devon, and the students have done this by learning the history of the First World War and telling their stories, and by giving a visual interpretation.  The museum would like to thank the students from Route 39 School for their work and allowing us to display them within our gallery and we hope that we have a few budding artists, historians and museum curators among them."

The dioramas will remain a part of the exhibition until April, and the museum is open Monday to Saturday 10:00-16:00 with free admission. We hope that many of you will have the opportunity to visit the museum this month to see our students' work as a real exhibit!