Torsås - Sweden The kingdom of woodcraft • The rooster – our symbol T O R S K O L A N Torskolan –some facts • Optional Time • Our school We start school at 8.00 every Torskolan, is in south Sweden morning and finish at 15.00. Many of our children come here in a village called Torsås. It is by school bus. They have six very near the east coast right periods every day and they are between the two cities Kalmar most often 60 minutes long. At and Karskrona. Our school is a our school we have something state-school and the students that is called Optional Time. In are 13-16 years. We are only these classes our students can about 300 at the senior level so choose among different all the students and teachers subjects. One of the intentions for the optional classes is that know each other well. the children should learn to take responsibility for their learning and studies. They work much by themselves and the teachers are more like tutors. • Grades • School lunch Swedish students get their first grades when they finish the Here in Sweden all students get autumn term in grade 8. There free lunches. They are served are three different grades G, in the canteen and the food is VG and MVG. They get G if they very tasty considering that it is have managed the course, a an institutional kitchen. In our VG if they have done well and a school we also have a MVG if they have done recreation centre with a excellent. cafeteria. Many children go there in their breaks to meet their friends, play table tennis or pool. In the cafeteria they • Terms can buy freshly baked rolls (the students help to bake them), We have two terms in Sweden: soft drinks and fruit. It is very autumn term and spring term. good to have such a meeting- Spring term is this year from 9 place for the kids. Jan. to 18 June. Then we have summer vacations for about 8 weeks. Other holidays are sports holiday (in February), autumn holiday (in November) and Easter holiday (most often in April). All of them are for one week.
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