GOOD TO KNOW - First Day of School

Monday, January 7, 2013


As the Summer Holidays come to end, and a new year has already started there only leaves a few days to get ready for school. And whilst for many kids it is just a "step-up", it is also a very exciting and new time for the first-time goers! 

One of the traditions that I love in Germany (and the German region here in Switzerland) is that the first day of Primary School/"Grundschule" (Thanks Bianca! I originally had it written here as Kindergarten) is a real big deal. So much so, that all working parents has official leave for the day and get to spend the morning with their kids at "big school". And the kids are spoilt by their parents or grandparents with a big cardboard cone, prettily decorated and filled with toys, chocolates, sweets school supplies, and various other goodies. 

What a fun tradition to follow, and to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little bit sweeter.


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