The school year in Canada begins in September and ends in June. There are schools that have classes in the summer, but students do not generally attend summer school until they reach secondary or high school.
During the summer, some children go to summer camps where they take part in outdoor activities like boating or swimming, arts or drama camps, or camps where they learn about computers. Others go on vacation with their families or visit family members in different parts of the country, or even other countries, on their own. Some children stay in their hometown and attend day camps, play daily with their friends, or go to daycare.
Rarer are the children who attend summer school of some kind, though this does happen.
How children this age in Canada get to school depends on where they live. Children who live close enough to the school they are attending may walk to school or be accompanied by an adult as they walk to school. Some older children may ride bikes.
Younger children who live further away from school may be picked up by school buses, which are almost always painted yellow, or are driven to school. The government pays for school buses.
Older children who live in larger cities may take public transit, like a bus or a subway, to school.
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