This photo appeared on page 1 of the County Herald, May 4th, 1956. This series of photo’s show happy children proudly showing their parents the fruits of their labours. It’s amazing to see a small town school, run by community members, teaching a wide range of hands-on and academic skills. The success of the graduates speaks to a formula and educational theory that worked exceedingly well. The size and architecture of the school building display the pride the community took in its school and the important work done there.
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Parents turned out in large numbers for the “open house” at the public school in Port McNicoll. Molly Malone a grade 7 pupil shows her mother, Mrs. Pat (Virgie) Malone, the dress she has made.