I go to a 6th grade here in Berlin and understand that it is probably different in Gymnasium but here goes; I go to a huge school in America with more than 1000 kids in one grade and where the work is really hard but I still find the amount of recess here amazing. In my school in America you don’t even have recess after 6th grade even though we have school till 3 pm every day. I think that it is great that kids get to have so much time outside to play because I do believe it’s easier to learn afterwards. Also this may not be the main solution but more recess would probably help America’s obesity problem! I also think that the playgrounds here are better because while a little more dangerous, they are way more creative and fun.