Libraries will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Elementary Education Act which allowed every child of elementary age to access a school education by right.

In September, Oxfordshire County Council’s Libraries will be commemorating the anniversary with a series of activities on social media and a nostalgic look at memories of schooldays.

School – Best Days of Your Life? will run from September 2-16 on Oxfordshire Libraries Facebook page.

The History and Museum Services will be preparing an online collection of photographs, historical objects and records to support research from local communities interested in starting a community project about a local school.

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The Elementary Education Act of 1870, changed the education system. It set a framework for the education of all children aged between five and 12.

Local authorities were required to submit a return on the number of children in their area, compared with the number of places available.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay Gale said: "This educational landmark presents a fantastic opportunity to spend a moment reflecting on our own experiences of school and the books we enjoyed as well as new books which continue to be inspired by schooldays.

"I look forward to the upcoming collection of historical records, photographs and objects which will inspire students and communities shape a research project about local schools."