The Roe Valley Learning Community was established just over ten years ago. It was set up initially as the Limavady Learning Partnership (LLP) with the intention of promoting inclusion, creating opportunities for young people and developing social cohesion within the Roe Valley area. Funding was secured under Peace II and the programme was managed by the Western Education and Library Board (WELB). Community groups, post-primary, primary and nursery schools were involved in a number of ways, principally through the arts, music and drama, reading and library resources, adult learning and ICT to name but a few.
The nature of the partnership changed when funding was no longer available and the opportunities for community education declined. However the post-primary schools in the area, Limavady Grammar, Limavady High School, Rossmar, St Mary’s Limavady, St Patrick’s College Dungiven and the Further Education College could clearly see the benefits in working together.