There was a time when "back to school" didn't mean buying a whole new wardrobe, a trendy book bag and a cartful of school supplies. Instead, going back to school, for many children in Newfoundland and Labrador, meant walking miles in all kinds of weather to a tiny one-room school, where all ages gathered for lessons.
Over the years, Downhome has been sent many old class photos (spanning more than a century) and in the spirit of back to school season, we've compiled several of them into a "School Days" slideshow. Names, years and locations have been provided where available.
We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Click to view slideshow.
Do you have fond memories of your school days? Leave a comment and share it with us. If you have an old class photo you'd like to submit, click here.