Fact fiction

1st December 2006 at 00:00
16.9

The number of years a Norwegian pupil spends in school. Source: Unesco

"Aren't you the bloke who used to fry chips at my old school?"

What a sixthformer asked a new-qualified teacher, who had previously worked in a school canteen.

16.4

The number of years a UK pupil spends in school. Source: Unesco

"Don't beat yourself up"

A teacher confesses what she told a girl with a history of self harm.

The number of years a pupil in Mali spends in school.

Source: Unesco

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