Lithuania

Love Locks and School Leaver Locks

7 October 2015
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A leaver’s legacy from a school visit to Paris

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Lithuania – Ideas Gathered from my Visit

4 September 2014
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There is nothing like a visit to a new or different place to refresh and inspire one’s practice. The mundane suddenly becomes far more interesting and the mind begins to tick with new possibilities. For example, outdoor beanbags are quite common in UK nurseries. But I loved the size and robustness of these lakeside bags […]

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The Weather Vanes of Nida

31 August 2014
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Most weather vanes are basic affairs. They are an arrow which points in the direction of the wind and with the compass directions at the bottom. The designs are usually fairly traditional stuff. All-in-all, my excitement levels about weather vanes has never been particularly high. My visit to Nida in Lithuania changed my mind. This pretty […]

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Saules Gojus – The New School Year Starts Outside

26 August 2014
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Saules Gojus is a remarkable school based just outside Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. Established in 2004 by Laima Sirutiene, it is a vision of education which recognises the value of humanity and learning from each other. German and English are spoken in addition to Lithuanian. International partnerships are actively sought, developed and celebrated.

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A Bespoke Lithuanian Cafe Play Park

20 August 2014
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Whilst walking around Vilnius in Lithuania, I kept an eagle eye out for any interesting play parks. Most were the usual rather dismal swing, slide, spring toy and climbing frame set. Yet tucked away in the Pavilniai Regional Park, I discovered this little bespoke beauty.

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