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The Importance Of School Life In Britain

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What is school life like in a different country? Students in Britain have a very different school life than the students here in America. “Education is an important part of British life. There are hundreds of schools, colleges and universities, including some of the most famous in the world,” said Mandy Barrow. Students in Britain attend school longer, have shorter breaks, and their terms and requirements are much different than the schools regulations here in America.
How long do students in Britain attend school each year? Students in Britain do not have to attend school as long as Americans do. For example, a student can drop out at the age of 16 instead of 18. Education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 – 16 (“Introduction”). Students in Britain get to eat breakfast for 2 hours, from 7 – 9. They also get to eat lunch for an hour and a
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That’s around seven hours a day. That’s one hour less than Americans. They also get a much longer time to eat lunch and breakfast. If you add it up, they attend classes for five hours and forty-five minutes each day for five days each week.
For vacation, they get six weeks for summer, two weeks for Christmas and Easter, and a week in the middle of February and October (“School Terms”). That’s two months and two weeks they get off from school each year. In America, students get off from school for three months a school year. So even though they attend class longer Americans get longer breaks.
Students in Britain attend school for one hundred and ninety-five days (“School Days”). American students attend school for one hundred and eighty days. That’s a whole fifteen day difference! American students also have ten snow days that can be taken off if it snows and the students can’t return to school. Britain students don’t necessarily have snow days; they just get called off from school because of dangerous snowy
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