Markland Schoolchildren, ca. 1935
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.
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