A school day in Peru

Looking to the wider world with: Mathias Hidalgo Miranda, 6 years old, year 1, from Lima in Peru


What kind of school do you go to?

I’m in year 1 at the José María Arguedas public school in Lima.

How big is your school?

Our school is very big. We have a primary school and a secondary school. There are 31 kids in my class and there are around 400 students in the primary school, which goes up to year 6. The secondary school has around 700 students.

Do you have to wear a school uniform?

Yes, the boys wear dark red trousers and the girls wear dark red skirts. Everyone also has to wear a beige shirt, a dark red tie and a dark red cardigan. For PE we all have to wear dark red shorts and white t-shirts.

What is your favourite subject?

My favourite subject is maths. I like doing

sums and the teacher Miss Rosita is very patient and explains everything really well.

Are you learning a foreign language at school?

No, at my school we only learn English in secondary school.

What would you like to be when you grow up?

I would like to be a doctor.

How far do you have to travel to school?

My big brother and I get up at 6 o’clock in the morning to get ready for school. Then the school bus picks us up at 6:40 am. The bus takes about 20 minutes. That means we arrive on time, because we have to be at school by 7:30 am at the latest.

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Looking to the wider world with: Sophie Falzon, 10 years old, Grade 4, from Manosque in South of France