Kids in Sweden
Of the 9.6 million people living in Sweden, two million are under the age of 18. Most of them take for granted the fact that they can enjoy free schooling, an active social life, as well as easy access to nature and the internet.
Sanna is one of 2 million people in Sweden under the age of 18. Sweden is seen as a good place to grow up. The law makes sure children are well-protected and defends their rights and any organizations work with children’s well-being.
School is free in Sweden. Most children go to preschool class (kindergarten) at the age of six, start school at seven and finish around the age of 15. After that, you can choose to stay on for senior high school, which most pupils do.
The school year is divided into two semesters. The fall semester begins around mid-August and runs until the end of December, with a one-week break in the middle. The spring semester starts in the second week of January and runs until the second week of June.