Ah, the Netherlands – a country that has the best soccer team ever to never have won the FIFA World Cup, a land that is synonymous with windmills, and of course, where weed is legal. If you happen to be one of the students at 11 of the selected schools in the Netherlands, then you will be pleased to hear that these schools will ditch the traditional “tools of the trade”, so to speak, as students will be using iPads instead.
Yes sir, kiss good riddance to heavy tomes as well as notebooks for you to jot down notes. The pen and paper still has a place in society, but it does seem as though it is being phased out at 11 of these schools in the Netherlands. Spiegel Online claims that the first of such schools are set to open in August later this year, where it will host approximately 1,000 children from the age of 4 all the way to 12. These children will go through a student-directed curriculum, and the doors to the school will be open from 7:30AM to 6:30PM, although students will only have classes from 10:30AM to 3:00PM.