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Interesting facts about schools of the world

Interesting facts about schools of the world

Interesting facts about schools of the world

Although education in Russian schools is recognized as one of the best in the world, nevertheless, most students consider it to be boring and formal. Therefore, Russian students look with envy at foreign schools and try to learn more interesting facts about school education and facts about schools abroad in general. In this article, we have gathered facts only about an interesting education in different parts of our planet.

Phumachangtang, Tibet

Imagine you look out of the school window and see the clouds. And no, this is not a dream. Pupils of the elementary school in Phumachangtang, Tibet from the classroom window see only the sky and the remote tops of the mountains. The school is located at an altitude of 5373 meters above sea level, and this, by the way, is 200 meters above the base camp of Everest. Not every mountaineer has enough strength to reach this point, and students go to school every day, so who can’t be frightened by low temperatures and bad weather, which makes it difficult to get to school.

Canterbury, England

Most of the world's schools are built according to certain standards and are more or less similar to each other. But not the Royal School in Canterbury, England. This school is considered the oldest educational institution in the world. Despite the fact that the school is now renovated and equipped with the latest technology, it honors and respects the traditions established many years ago. And schooling here is one of the best in the world.


We are accustomed to the fact that children begin to receive education in Russian schools from the age of 7. But in many countries of the world, the age of first-graders differs significantly from our country. This is due to differences in the structure of educational systems, in general. For example, schools in Holland accept pupils in the first grade of school from the age of 4. And the children start learning right on their birthday. Because of this, new students appear very often in the classroom during the year.


A lunch break or a big break is the most favorite part of the day for many students. But in schools in France lunch is an obligatory part of education in schools. It is believed that with this approach, information is absorbed better. During such lessons in the canteen, schoolchildren are given knowledge of the origin of various foods and etiquette during meals.

South Korea

Memories of hated school duties, general cleaning and community work days are kept in the head of all Russian schoolchildren. However, such rules apply not only in our country. For example, in South Korea, it is believed that the school duty system teaches schoolchildren to work and order, because to learn to clean up after a person must learn from childhood.



Features of the climatic zone in which Bangladesh is located, forced the local government to make schools floating. Due to the fact that from July to October in the country there are constant rains, roads eroding, and the rivers rise, the students could not get to their place of study. Therefore, now more than 100 schools in Bangladesh are located on the most genuine boats. But this does not affect the quality of education. Schools are equipped with solar panels, they have an Internet connection and even their own library.


As a rule, in Russia there is no organized school transport, and all students are forced to reach the school on their own on foot or by public transport. But what would you say on the proposal to get to school by cable car. Schoolchildren in Colombia use this method to get to a school in the remote village of Los Pinos in Colombia. You can use the road only from a certain age, so primary school students have to travel with their parents or their older brothers and sisters.



At first glance, one of the schools in Germany looks like a playground or an entertainment center, because outside it is made in the shape of a cat. Children get inside through the cat's mouth, and you can go outside by going down the hill-tail. Inside the school is the same as all German schools. But not only schoolchildren from all over the world dream of getting here, but also adult tourists who hunt for unusual photographs.



Schoolchildren in Russia are accustomed to study from September to the end of May and look forward to school holidays, but in many schools abroad, this system is strikingly different. For example, in Chile, the holidays last from mid-December to the end of March. Such a schedule is associated with a particular climate in the country, as well as with traditional holidays that fall on this time.


Homework is the least favorite part of schooling for many students. But if in some countries of the world home rear is canceled altogether, but somewhere they only ask what they did not have time in the classroom, in China homework is the most important part of the training. On average, a student spends at least 14 hours a week or 2 hours a day on a home building, and that is at best.



Жители Филиппин решили проблему пустых пластиковых бутылок очень необычным способом – они построили из них школу. Чтобы бутылка не проминалась и выдерживала тяжесть, их наполняли изнутри сыпучими материалами или водой. Всего было использовано более 9000 пластиковых бутылок. При этом в строительстве школы участвовали только волонтеры – обычные люди, которые хотели, чтобы их дети получали образование.


Самая большая школа в мире находится именно в мире. Здесь учится больше 32 000 учеников. Несмотря на такое большое количество людей, здесь всем хватает места. Для обучения есть несколько корпусов, в которых практически 1000 аудиторий, в которые входят как обычные классы, так и компьютерные кабинеты, и лаборатории. А техническому оснащению школы Монтессори может позавидовать любая российская школа.


Самый страшный страх любого ученика – остаться один на один с учителем, ведь тогда некого вызывать к доске кроме него. К счастью, в России, если в классе только один ученик его присоединяют к другому. А вот итальянском городе Турине в 2014 официально существовал школа, состоящая всего из одного ученика. Правительство решило, что школа будет существовать до тех пор, пока в ней будет хотя бы один ученик.