Too many boys take on farm work

The shortage of labour led to low school attendance as older boys helped out in the fields.

31st October 1916

End of Financial School Year; attendance markedly lower than the last year and the year before, partly due to the number of boys allowed out of school to work on the land.

Ashbury National School log book (C/EL5, pp. 179-180)

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