Education Facts

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Meal-time in France is considered part of the curriculum.

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A school in Germany has been built to look like a giant white cat.

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In a remote area of Colombia, kids have to travel to school on a zip-line.

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The oldest university is usually considered to be Nalanda University in India, founded in the 5th century.

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One of the subjects taught in Icelandic schools is knitting.

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America is where you'll find the world's oldest teacher, Agnes Zhelesnik, who is 101 years old.

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In Kenya, children don't have to go to school but most of them do.

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The smallest school in the world is in Turin, Italy and has just one pupil.

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Even if it's a weekend or a holiday, Russian children always start school on 'Knowledge Day', which is 1st September.

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The children in Holland all start school on their fourth birthday so there's always someone new in class.

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In Brazil, where lunch is an important event, children start school at 7am and at noon go home to eat with their parents.

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Canadian kids are taught a lot of their lessons in both French and English.

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