Above: My grandmother Empress is the 5th from the left in the front row. I believe she has two other classmates still alive, Ruth Campbell Hirlihy and Ruth's brother. That year a School Fair was held in Coleman Hall of the schools from the area. My grandmother won a prize for drawing.
The following excerpt is from Past and Present: A History of the Brae. 1979. Page 89.
...After Brae School closed, Brae and Derby pupils in Grades I to VI were transported to Milo School in the 1969-1970 term by Mrs. Errison MacLeod, in the 1970-1971 term by Mrs. Buddy Delaney, in the terms 1971-1972 and 1972-1973 by Mrs. Ralph Lidstone. On July 1, 1971, twenty-one school districts (in Prince Edward Island) including Brae, No. 11, were consolidated under Order of Council by the Minister of Education as the O'Leary Consolidated School District, No. 193. Later in 1971, the Brae School property, which included the school building and some of its contents, the outbuildings and the land were sold (by tender) to Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon MacLean. Milo school closed June 30, 1973. Then pupils in Grades I to VI from Brae, Derby and Milo joined the High School students to ride to school in O'Leary in the big yellow school-buses. These buses had been in operation from the time O'Leary Regional High School was built in 1960.