On September 1, the doors of schools are opened in the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic countries. But children in Germany do not have a clear timetable for the start of the school year: in each of the 16 federal states, educational institutions begin to work during August - September. In Spain, also in different provinces, the school year begins differently, depending on the timing of the harvest, but it is strictly forbidden to delay after October 1. In Italy, on the contrary, it is only from October 1 that they begin to attend school. In France, there is no fixed date for the Day of Knowledge. Somewhere the school year begins on September 1st, and somewhere else on 15th. From mid-August, children in Denmark begin to study, and in England, Canada and the United States, the school year always begins on the first Tuesday of September. In the Land of the Rising Sun - Japan - they decided that the beginning of their studies is a lot of fun, and they start a new school year ... on April 1.
In the days of our childhood, there was a big break for breakfast after the second lesson, and in decorous couples each class in turn went to the dining room, where they were given a cutlet with hodgepodge or curd cheese with jelly. And how do schoolchildren eat now? It turns out:
Children insist on their right to choose food to taste. If in 1960 76% of children agreed “there is what they give”, today there are only 10% of them.
Over the past three decades, the total daily calorie intake in school has generally declined.
Boys spend three times as much money on food as girls.
Girls spend at breakfast one and a half times more time than boys, but boys prefer to sit longer at lunch (lunch).
Boys consume 56% more calories on average than girls.
73% of girls said they had been on a diet in the past twelve months.
20% of boys are overweight compared to the norm.
Interesting facts about school from history:
In Belgium, table beer is brewed with an alcohol content of up to 1.5%, intended for washing down with dishes during lunch or dinner. Until the 1970s, such beer was constantly served in school canteens, but then it was replaced by soda. Although today in Belgium there are many supporters of the return of table beer to schools, because, in their opinion, it is healthier than cola.
In many states of the United States, children in schools and kindergartens take the oath of allegiance to the American flag every day with their right hand on their hearts. However, until 1942, the procedure was different: first, the palm turned to the chest, and then the hand was suddenly thrown up, and in this position the oath was pronounced. Since this gesture, called the Bellamy salute, was very much like a Nazi salute, it was abolished.
The world's first jigsaw puzzle was invented by the English cartographer John Spielsbury around 1760. But it was intended not for entertainment, but for educational purposes, since it was a map of Europe cut into states. This teaching method was very visual and the children really liked it, and only many years later other people came up with the idea of releasing game puzzles.
The word "school" originally originated in ancient Greece, but its meaning was completely different - "leisure, rest". However, this leisure was not idle - it meant philosophical conversations in their free time from work. And the word "teacher" comes from Ancient Greece and literally means "leading child." But this was not the name of the teacher, but the slave who took the child to school and brought him back. Usually slaves were chosen as teachers, unsuitable for any other work, but distinguished by their loyalty to the house.
In the old days, school students were often flogged, often without any fault of the punished. If the mentor showed special zeal, and the disciple was hit especially hard, he could be freed from further vice in the current month, until the first day of the next month. This is how the expression "pour in the first number" arose.
"Freeze (stupidity)" comes from "frost" which means "stupidity" in Greek. This word was used to scold negligent students in Russian gymnasiums.
And here are interesting facts about the very best schools:
The oldest educational institution is Karaouin Muslim University located in the city of Fez. It was founded in 859 A.D.
The largest school has trained about 28, 000 students in India.
The longest training was in the UK. A certain Robert Cronin studied for 52 years and completed his education at the age of 72.
The most expensive training at the International School for Young Ladies and Gentlemen. Tuition costs 77.5 thousand dollars for one month of training.
The longest lesson lasted 54 hours. This is the professor of biology giving his lecture. It happened in Australia in 2003.
One of the most numerous meetings of alumni took place in Germany, more than 2, 5 thousand alumni gathered at the meeting for the 100th anniversary of the school.
An American teenager spends roughly 12, 000 hours studying and 14, 000 hours watching television.
Many famous people at school were known to be ignorant:
Thomas Edison studied in a comprehensive school for only 3 months. He showed no success at all, and the teacher even called him stupid. After that, Edison's mother decided to teach Thomas at home.
David Beckham dropped out to devote time to football, actor John Travolta to pursue performing arts, and future heavy metal king Ozzy Osbourne simply because he needed money.
Two outstanding writers, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, never graduated from elementary school. Albert Einstein, after leaving school, could not enter the university, apparently he was a poor student.