Many children think that the holidays are the best thing about school, but the right to an equal education is important in society. Örebro children in the workhouse and the kindergarten in the beginning of the 1900s came from different worlds, and their upbringing was completely different. Rich children received education like small fragile plants, and were allowed to go to kindergarten. Others were forced to work 10 hours a day in, for example, the workhouse.
Although Örebro became known as an educational town for sign language users, teaching was done in spoken Swedish even for children with impaired hearing. Deaf children were not allowed to use Swedish Sign Language in lessons until 1981, when it was recognized as one of Sweden's official minority languages.