Published by SchoolAdvisor on Aug 30, 2017, 04:57 PM
How much do you really know about schools around the world apart from different curriculums? There is a whole lot more beyond the books and buildings that you probably don't know of. Here are some interesting facts about schools from around the world, which might just make you look at it with a new perspective.
It is also the closest of its kind to the sky. At 5,373 metres above sea level, it is 200 metres higher than the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain, known as Mount Everest in the West.
Founded in 597 AD, earning the title of being the world's oldest school comes with no surprise. The school is however, up-to-date with quality equipment and supplies and provides modern education.
It took about 9,000 bottles and dozens of volunteers to build the structure. Each bottle was filled with sand, water and straw to keep them sturdy. Then, a cement-like substance was used to hold the bottles in place as they were stacked on top of each other to create walls.
There are more than 32,000 students attending the school on a daily basis. It has over 1,000 classrooms, 3,700 computers and goes through thousands of pounds worth of stationery and books each year.
Officials have decided to keep it open as long as there is at least one pupil at the school.
While this does mean that older students get more time to settle in and make friends, it does at least mean that students should be at a similar development level by the time their first day at school rolls around.
Kids are expected to learn not only about different foods and where they come from (schools try to source locally), but also to display good manners and etiquette.
No running out of class the second lessons are over for Korean students!
Most do, however, attend high-quality daycare or preschool programmes.
The morning usually starts with a school assembly during which 11th-graders (the oldest students) take the first-graders by the hand and lead them into the school while ringing a ceremonial bell.
In Bangladesh, annual flooding can disrupt school for hundreds of thousands of students. In some areas, roads are impassable during the rainy season from July to October, when rivers rise as much as four metres, or 12 feet; hence, the need for boat schools.
It turns out the steel wires are the only form of transportation for those living in an isolated valley called Los Pinos. Very young kids aren’t allowed to use the zip-line alone. So they travel along the cable with their parents or an older sibling. If the kids didn’t travel this way, they’d have to walk through the rainforest and it would take two hours to get to school.
When students arrive at the school, they enter the building through the mouth of the cat. Once inside, it’s just like any other school. But there’s at least one more purr-fect feature that students can enjoy: the cat’s tail found at the back of the building doubles as a slide!
That's three whole months away from school!
But the catch is that they can only open it when they start school.
There are no janitors or canteens in the schools.
But they mostly go anyway. Bless them!
French children go to school four days a week. They have about two hours each day for lunch. Their school day begins around 8:30 and ends at 4:30 p.m.
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