The number of schools in the Netherlands for pupils between 10 and 14 years old will double in the coming school year. These middle-schools are an experiment intended to help pupils with the transition from primary school to secondary school.
Two boys with behavioral problems managed to slip away during school hours to go swimming, because of insufficient supervision by the staff of a school and a youth care institution in Zetten in Gelderland, three inspectorates concluded after investigation. As a result, one of the boys drowned in the Rhine river in May last year, NOS reports.
Police divers found the body of a 17-year-old boy in the Rijn river near Wageningen on Tuesday night. The boy and a friend were reported missing earlier on Tuesday after they ran away from a youth institution in Zetten, according to Omroep Gelderland.
It seems the two teenagers wanted to swim across the Rijn. One boy made it to the other side. But the 17-year-old from Den Bosch disappeared underwater.