Markland Schoolchildren, ca. 1935
Children at land settlement communities attended folk schools that differed sharply from those in the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador. The schools were non-denominational in nature and taught carpentry, farming, natural history, civics, and a variety of other subjects. Students cultivated a school garden, worked in a dairy, and prepared their own lunches.
Courtesy of Mr. John Gosse.