In Australia, the School of the Air broadcasts lessons via radio signals to far-flung pupils living in remote areas.
Of all the schools in the world, the largest is in India. It is called the City Montessori School and it has over 32,000 students.
China is the country where children get most homework Teenagers in Shanghai do a
staggering 14 hours a week at the kitchen table.
Summer holidays last from the middle of December to early March in Chile, giving children three months off.
Students have a two week winter break in July
The school day in France typically runs from 8am to 4pm with a half day on Saturday, although
students do not attend school on Wednesday or Sunday. Lunch is a two-hour break for public school
students. Students usually attend school from ages six to 18.
Children in Germany are given a special cone called a Schyltute full of pens, pencils, mini books,
snacks and other presents that can only be opened when they start school.
Canadian students are taught a lot of their lessons in both French and English.
The children in Holland all start school on their fourth birthday so there’s always someone new in class.
England is home to the world’s oldest boarding school – The King’s School in Canterbury which,
despite being established in 1567, provides a full modern education,
complete with up-to-date, quality equipment and supplies.
Even if it’s a weekend or a holiday, Russian children always start
school on ‘Knowledge Day’, which is September 1.
The elementary school in the tiny town of Alpette, Turin, is believed to be the smallest in the worldand is attended by Sofia Viola.
The student is taught all her subjects by Isabella Carvelli – the only teacher at the school.
Finland has one of the oldest school starting ages in the world, as well as one of the most
successful education systems. It’s seven years old.
Boys and girls are educated separately in Iran until they reach university. Even teachers must be
of the same gender as the classes they teach.
Because of the flooding problems faced by the country, Bangladesh has no fewer than 1 00 boat schools.
Each one has internet access, a library and is solar powered.
America is where you’ll find the world’s oldest teacher, Agnes Zhelesnik, who is 101 years old.
One of the subjects taught in Icelandic schools is knitting.
The primary school in Phumachangtang, Tibet, is thought to be the highest school in the world
at 5,373 meters above sea level.
Taken from Accelerator. Issue no. 90 2nd Quarter of the year 2016