A school day in Portugal

Looking to the wider world with Maria Brandão, 13 years old, year 8, from Braga, Portugal
Author: Anling Richter | Photo: Private | 2017/2

What school do you attend?

I study in year 8 of basic school 2, 3 André Soares; it’s a public school in Braga, which is where I live.

How big is your class?

My class has 28 students.

What language do you speak in lessons?


Do you have to wear a school uniform?

No, we don’t have uniforms.

What is your favourite subject?


Is there a subject you really don’t like?


How far is it to your school?

It is about 4 kilometres and it takes 4 minutes by car. My mother takes me to school every morning.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?

My favourite is my Maths teacher, because she is very strict, but also very nice and has a great sense of humour.

Do you use a computer at school?


Do you study any languages?

Portuguese, English and French.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up, something in marketing. But I’m sure that I don’t want to be a teacher.

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