Back to School


As this week sees the school’s go back, after what some of us think has been a very long summer, here are some facts about school around the world for you;

In Holland children start school on their fourth birthday so there’s always someone new in class

Kids in Finland do not start school until the age of 7, which is one of the oldest ages around the world to start school.

In Russia, children always start school on ‘Knowledge Day’ (September 1) even if it’s a weekend or a holiday.

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

The primary school is Phumachangtang, Tibet, is thought to be the highest school in the world - At 5,373 metres above sea level, it is 200 metres higher than the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain, known as Mount Everest in the West.


We are sitting at our desks here at Smart and had a thought, if you could be anywhere else right now where would you be?

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We have come up with………

Disneyworld (I think most of us can guess who said this)

A beach with a cocktail (sunny obviously)

Iceland watching the Northern Lights (apparently at least one of us prefers the cold!)

In bed

Here of course (said the office suck up!)