Canada: ONTARIO: School on Wheels

Most Canadian children will trudge back to school next week, but in 40 isolated hamlets in northwestern Ontario, pupils will wait for school to come to them. Reason: they attend schools on wheels.

To bring education to children of trappers, railway section hands and woodsmen, the Ontario Government has converted seven rail coaches into school cars, each complete with 14 desks, blackboard, library. In September the cars are coupled on to regular trains, roll out of North Bay, Chapleau, Capreol, Port Arthur and Sioux Lookout, then are shunted to convenient sidings.

When the school cars arrive, children come out of the bush...

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