June 11, 2012
This week, we have a story written by Patrick Meyer, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Patrick is enrolled in literacy classes at one of the Adult Education Centres in Winnipeg.
This is my story and personal experience about school from age 7 to 59. It has been so long since I have been in school. I do not remember too much about school but what I do remember is that the school was small and there were only 2 rooms, about 6 to 12 people per room, and one teacher for the two rooms. Grades 1 to 6 were in one room and 7 to 13 in the other. I had to leave to go to work on the farm at the age of 12 and did not go back.
I went back home about 15 years ago and they had made a museum out of the two-room school house. That is what I remember about school. That is not too much.
*To read more of Patrick’s story, please click on this link, which goes to Write On!, Fall 2011, the Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM) magazine – see page 5: http://www.mb.literacy.ca/write-on/2011fall.pdf.