Rae Pedasen taught in 1995 in a one-room schoolhouse in Oxford Mills. Florence Dervin had gone to St. Malachy in Mayo, Quebec. Claire Hughes did her schooling in North Gower. Another Claire’s grandmother, Emily Gilchrist Stevenson, taught at S.S. No. 7 Fitzroy in Kinburn at the tender age of 17. Her ancester donated the land for the school. Neil MacDonald attended the Red School in 9 Mile Creek in Prince Edward Island. Janice Mae Donall went to the one-room school in Suffolk, P.E.I. until 1941 when she moved to Charlottetown. Lise Everett went to S.S. No. 17 Drummond in Innisville.
Sharon Burtenshaw started her schooling at the one room school in Finch, Ontario. Her brother, Albert, and her sister, Sydney Burtenshaw attended S.S. No. 17 Roxborough which is now part of the Lost Villages Museum. There is a picture of them inside the school. Sharon remembers the house she grew up in was burned to the ground and then flooded when they built the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Les Griffiths went to the Cheam School in Surrey, England. The last child through the door in the morning, recess or at lunch would get the strap. Kids sure got into school quickly! He remembers that the toilets were built over a stream. Children used to crumble up newspaper and set light to it. The newspaper would drift down the stream under the toilet and everyone would wait for a “scream” from the person sitting on the toilet!