Visiting schools in different countries of the world can be much more interesting than looking at pictures on postcards. Today we’ll go to one of the oldest schools in Baku, Azerbaijan, and then compare it with a small provincial school in the south of the country.
The history of the school began 150 years ago with establishment of a benevolent association in 1861. In 1888 the school got a new building of a former hospital and expanded considerably.
In 1897 the association was modified into a secondary school intended for girls.
The place embraced two schools. One school number 132 practiced teaching in the Azerbaijani whereas pupils of the other school number 134 spoke Russian in classes.
The principal of the school says that in 2011 12 pupils from Baku were awarded golden medals for their achievements in studying and three of them were from school number 132-134 (today the large school consists of two united sectors).
Now the place is considered to be one of the best schools in the city.
Children study English and French.
Plates with names of the children make it easier for the teacher to remember their names in the very beginning of the year.
The longest break the kids have lasts 15 minutes.
A modern kindergarten is also available.
Now it’s time to visit school number 6 located in Lenkoran city.
It was founded in 1906 with 900 children studying in Russian and 700 kids – in Azerbaijani.
Government of the country gives grants to those who enter educational establishments abroad.
The school looks beautiful at night.