Secondary school images from around the world

This article was first published in August 2019

All over the world, children are facing a return to school either after a regular weekend or a long summer break. The premise is the same worldwide - to learn, develop and have fun. Depending on where you go to school will have a huge difference on how you learn, be it on top of a tower block or in a make-shift outdoor classroom.

Here, we look at several schools from around the world, all individual in their own right and shaped by the country in which they're built.

A birds eye view of an inner city school in Hong Kong with modern sports facilities
Afghan school children study at an open-air classroom on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province
An abandoned school classroom in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Pripyat, Ukraine
Students play sport in front of a colonial school building in West Bengal, Darjeeling, India
Rural school yard with basketball court in Long Seng, Guang Xi, China
A colourful entrance to a school in Berlin, Germany
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