Education is a vital part of everybody’s life. It is delivered in unique ways and places across the world, and wherever you go, you’ll find children learning and developing in their specific ways. As you can imagine, there are quite a few exciting facts about education from around the world, and here we are going to take a closer look at 17 of them. Strap yourself in because these facts, figures and quirks on schooling around the world are going to surprise you a lot:
Exciting Facts About Education
1. Summer vacations in Chile start from mid-December and end in early March. That’s 3 whole months away from school.
2. In China, the students receive the most homework in the world. At an average, teenagers do mountainous 14 hours of homework in a week. You should consider yourself lucky because you didn’t have to do such huge homework at school.
3. Children in Germany receive a specific cone called Schultüte, which is filled with pens, pencils, books and snacks. However, they can not open it until the school starts. I guess Kids love to go to school there because of this special presents.
4. World’s oldest school is in Canterbury, England. The school which is popularly known as the King’s School was founded in 597 AD. The school is up-to-date with modern education, and quality equipment.
5. Turin, which is a city in Northern Italy, has the smallest school in the world with only one pupil.
6. Girls and boys in Iran get education separately till the time they reach college. Only female teachers take classes of girls and male teachers for boys.
7. In Brazil, having meals with family is an integral part of the culture. That is why schools start there 7 AM and are over by noon so that the kids can have lunch with their parents.
Interesting and exciting facts
8. The City Montessori School which is situated in Lucknow, India, is the largest school in the world regarding the number of students, with more than 32,000 students.
9. Pakistan Government does not give the kids a legal right for free education. Only children between the ages of 5 and 9 can have compulsory schooling there.
10. France is a country which has the shortest school year, i. e. from August to June and they also have the longest school day.
11. The children in Holland start school on their fourth birthday, which means that there’s always someone new in class.
12. Children in Japan are the most independent. They travel to school alone, clean their classrooms and even carry lunch. There are no caretakers and canteens in the schools.
Some exciting facts about education around the world
13. Children in Finland do not start their schooling until the age of 7, which is one of the oldest ages around the world to start school. Not only this Finland has one of the most successful education systems in the world.
14. In Kenya, it is not compulsory for children to go to school, but most of them do.
15. World’s highest school is in Phumachangtang, Tibet, at the height of 5,373 metres above sea level.
16. In Bangladesh, you can see more than 100 boat schools. These boat schools have internet access, library and are also solar powered.