Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

In pictures: Scenes from a near-empty school

The smallest school in the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board can accommodate about 300 students. Due to Nova Scotia's rapidly aging population, that's about 220 desks too many

1 of 7

A former classroom at the Newport Station District school in Newport Station, N.S., April 5, 2012.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

2 of 7

Eileen and Jacob Benoit stand outside a former classroom at the Newport Station District school in Newport Station, N.S., April 5, 2012.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

3 of 7

Newport Station District school in Newport Station, N.S., April 5, 2012.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

4 of 7

Spare hooks on a coat rack at the Newport Station District school in Newport Station, N.S.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 7

Desks and chairs are packed into a vacant classroom at the Newport Station District school in Newport Station, N.S.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

6 of 7

Eileen and Jacob Benoit in the playground at the Newport Station District school.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

7 of 7

A teacher walks back to class with students after recess at the Newport Station District school.

Paul Darrow for The Globe and Mail/paul darrow The Globe and Mail

Report an error