Even though we don’t have children, over the past year, I have noticed a few minor difference in schools.
1 – Most of Switzerland doesn’t have school on Wednesday mornings. It’s a highly debated topic, especially during the most recent elections. Credit to my friend, C, for finding this ad which reads, “Everyone hasn’t had the luck of going to school on Wednesday mornings.
There is no school bus. At least not an organized one. Most children walk there on their own or take public transportation. However, I have seen parents waiting with children until a charter bus pulls up:
They go home for lunch. There is no lunch room. In fact, Swiss schoolchildren get a two hour lunch break each day to go home and eat. It’s my theory on why its harder for women to work here. Teenagers tend to stay out, grab something at the grocery and hang out in the parks. However, the little ones go home.
They have lots of vaca. In particular, Sports Week happens in February, just so families can take advantage of the good snow. If you remember, our friends M & C had to go with the 3rd back up doctor when they delivered their baby girl because the first two were injured going with their families on Ski Week.
Do you know any more school differences?