School days

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

Spring­brook School was newly named in 1925.

The build­ing was orig­i­nally lo­cated across the road in front of the Geddie Bell tower, and chil­dren would play in the Pres­by­te­rian Church grave­yard.

In 1948 log rollers and a sin­gle horse moved the school­house to its pre­sent – and more con­ve­nient – lo­ca­tion.

For many years a sin­gle teacher would tu­tor all sub­jects to all stu­dents from Grade one to 10.

In Oc­to­ber 1976, the school was pur­chased by Ian and Beth Carter and turned into an apart­ment.

Chil­dren’s ini­tials can be found on the old wooden shin­gles.

Archival records in Char­lot­te­town sug­gest that Spring­brook may be the old­est sur­viv­ing one­room school still in­tact on P.E.I.

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