The Old Moat School

We scanned a few old photographs of the school and trust you enjoy browsing through them. If you would like a copy of any photograph, please contact the school.

The Moat School moves to its present site. Note the gable wall facing you is still part of the original school. Can you see the workhouse and the old infirmary?
The Moat School moves to its present site. Note the gable wall facing you is still part of the original school. Can you see the workhouse and the old infirmary?
PE was called Physical Training. There was lots of manual labour to be done at the time and everyone needed to be fit and strong
PE was called Physical Training. There was lots of manual labour to be done at the time and everyone needed to be fit and strong
A dashing young pupil: Mr Roy Kells
A dashing young pupil: Mr Roy Kells
Physical Training in the playground
Physical Training in the playground
A Scouts Camping Scene
A Scouts Camping Scene
Both Mr and Mrs Gillespie (husband and wife) on the left were both principals of the school.
Both Mr and Mrs Gillespie (husband and wife) on the left were both principals of the school.
The school garden was very important to Mr Gillespie and the boys loved to get out to help!
The school garden was very important to Mr Gillespie and the boys loved to get out to help!
A school photograph in the early 1970s. Note the classrooms in huts. The present school principal, Mrs Felicity Humphreys (nee Scott) is in this school photograph as a pupil
A school photograph in the early 1970s. Note the classrooms in huts. The present school principal, Mrs Felicity Humphreys (nee Scott) is in this school photograph as a pupil
The Earl of Erne opens the school extension in 1979. From left, Mrs Gillespie (principal), Mr Joseph Livingston JP and member of the Board of Governors, Mr Michael Murphy (WELB), Anne Morrison, pupil, The Earl of Erne, Rev R. S Jackson and Rev R. W. Heavener, Bishop of Clogher
The Earl of Erne opens the school extension in 1979. From left, Mrs Gillespie (principal), Mr Joseph Livingston JP and member of the Board of Governors, Mr Michael Murphy (WELB), Anne Morrison, pupil, The Earl of Erne, Rev R. S Jackson and Rev R. W. Heavener, Bishop of Clogher
Guests and pupils at the Extension Opening Ceremony in 1979. Note two pupils in the front row- The Earl of Erne's son John Crichton (left) and Kathryn McClements (nee Kettyle) second left
Guests and pupils at the Extension Opening Ceremony in 1979. Note two pupils in the front row- The Earl of Erne's son John Crichton (left) and Kathryn McClements (nee Kettyle) second left
Aerial View of the school and church taken around 1980
Aerial View of the school and church taken around 1980
Pupils came to school well into their teens. Note some are barefoot. Some may have walked for miles but parents wanted them to have an education.
Pupils came to school well into their teens. Note some are barefoot. Some may have walked for miles but parents wanted them to have an education.
A School Group Photograph
A School Group Photograph
A school production. Notice it was performed outside and not in an assmbly hall.
A school production. Notice it was performed outside and not in an assmbly hall.
The girls doing some Physical Training at the Moat School. Note the ages of the pupils still at school.
The girls doing some Physical Training at the Moat School. Note the ages of the pupils still at school.
Snow in the playground. Boys- Note the short trousers!
Snow in the playground. Boys- Note the short trousers!
A School photograph in the 1960s
A School photograph in the 1960s
Mr Gillespie plants a tree to mark his retirement. The present Chair of the School Board of Governors (Mrs Valerie Crawford (nee Armstrong) as a pupil witnesses the event (second right)
Mr Gillespie plants a tree to mark his retirement. The present Chair of the School Board of Governors (Mrs Valerie Crawford (nee Armstrong) as a pupil witnesses the event (second right)
School Extension opened in 1979. This extension included the present assembly hall and gym, the kitchens, P1/2, P3 and P5/6 classrooms, school office, staff room and toilets.
School Extension opened in 1979. This extension included the present assembly hall and gym, the kitchens, P1/2, P3 and P5/6 classrooms, school office, staff room and toilets.
1979 - The school incorporating the extension
1979 - The school incorporating the extension
Mrs Gillespie, principal receives a bouquet of flowers at the opening of the school extension from Janet Nixon, a pupil at the school.
Mrs Gillespie, principal receives a bouquet of flowers at the opening of the school extension from Janet Nixon, a pupil at the school.
Celebrating the Moat School's Centenary in 2001
Celebrating the Moat School's Centenary in 2001
2001 - Marking the Centenary with the cutting of the cake. Mrs V Clendenning, principal.
2001 - Marking the Centenary with the cutting of the cake. Mrs V Clendenning, principal.