Editor’s note: Teen Pulse staff member Alexandra Hehlen wrote this story after spending a day at a school in Switzerland.
School Here, School There: What is the Difference?
At the Progymatte Oberstufen Schule, or the Progymatte Upper-level School, in Thun, Switzerland, the learning atmosphere is different for teens compared to that of Los Alamos High School. Every morning, the bell rings at the large, old stone schoolhouse at 7:30 a.m.
The teenagers rush to their classrooms, catch up on morning gossip and await the arrival of their first period teacher.
The teacher walks into the room just after the bell rings. As he does so, all the students stand up as a polite way of greeting him, and sit down when he tells them to.