Top 10 Unusual Schools of the World : Something to learn from each
There are different kinds of schools around the world. All schools have different teaching techniques, syllabus but they all have one thing in common - to prepare the children of future generation and help them to become better human beings. There are many schools which are not so traditional. Maybe because they wanted to be different, or because of circumstances. Below is the list of 10 most unusual schools in the world.
1. Boat School of Bangladesh
Every monsoon many parts of Bangladesh are affected by rising water levels, rain and floods make it very difficult for students in local villages to attend school. To make matters worse, it is also a very poor country. However, they are making the most of what they have by delivering education to young people using boats. This innovative way of learning has transformed boats into schools, libraries and other training centres to help the community develop.
2. Witch School, Salem
Salem has a history of witchcraft and wizardry. There has been violence against people who allegedly practiced witchcraft. For those who want to become witches and magicians this is the place to be. Salem’s witch school is a special teaching facility that teaches sorcery as the main subject. More than 40,000 students study witchcraft through various learning methods including online learning. Subjects include Wicca, paganism and divinatory arts.
3. Dong Zhong: The Cave School, China
The cave, which was formed from thousands of years of carving by wind, water, and seismic shifts, is clearly a beautiful and unique place to get an education, but the people of Miao didn’t choose it for its pretty view. The lack of everything else needed to live has also translated to a lack of educational resources. For most children in the province, schooling is not an option. Until 2011 this unique primary school operated with 8 teachers offering learning to 186 students who would otherwise have no education.
4. River Plate School, Argentina
Wouldn’t it be great to attend a school that was also a world class soccer stadium? The students at River Plate spend most of their time in Buenos Aires Stadium, which is the home of Atletico River Plate soccer club and a school for 2,000 people. Even though this is a rather creative approach to learning, it’s also challenging as sometimes academic sessions and soccer practice take place simultaneously.
5. School of the future, Philadelphia
This Microsoft-designed school of the future has been accommodating students from diverse backgrounds, since 2006, the majority of which come from low-income families. Those who are selected are given a laptop, but no books as learning at this school doesn’t require using paper at all.
6. Burgess Hill School, England
Heavily influenced by 1960’s culture, Burgess Hill School in London is considered to have been a social experiment disguised as a progressive school. Since there were no rules for students to follow, they were allowed to smoke, listen to music and bring pets to class. This school reflected this liberal attitude so much that even lessons were voluntary. As such the school is no longer in operation.
7. Gulu Elementary School, China
The Gulu elementary school is run by only one teacher Shen Qijun. In order to just get to school students must climb dangerous mountains. Every day, students need to take the Luoma way and make it safely to the school overcoming challenges along the way including sharp turns and very narrow passages.
8. Harvey Milk High School, New York
The Harvey Milk High school was built for the needs of LGBT. Essentially it was a school that was designed to educate students who didn’t feel that they could fit in at any other school, but it welcomes people regardless their sexual orientation. The school itself took its name from the California politician who helped promote the gay rights movement in the 70s. Throughout the years, many anti-gay groups have tried to literally burn the building to the ground, but the school is still in operation today.
9. The Train Platform Schools in India
If boats, why not trains? The Indian teacher Inderjit Khurana helped to create special schools across India to help children educate themselves instead of begging for money. These train schools took place at train stops around India to help students who don’t have access to schooling due to financial constraints. So far these schools have offered education to 4,000 students as well as food and medication to their families.
10. Forest Kindergartens in Europe
These outdoor schools are based throughout Europe, and educate 3-6 years old children. These schools want to help kids interact better with their surroundings so that they can improve their understanding and how they perceive different events. It manages to achieve this by having students get in touch with nature and build things using materials found in the forest.
All these schools show that learning is not just confined in a small classroom. There is so much to learn from the things around us. Knowledge can be gained anywhere around us, if we wish to be educated.
This article is inspired by the list on careeraddict.com. Read the original here.