It's another sunny (but cold!) morning here in Finland. It's a morning tinged with sadness as I'm flying back to the UK today - albeit briefly - after spending two and a half weeks in this gorgeous country.
If you've been reading my posts you'll know that I've learnt so much whilst I've been here. I've also met some wonderful people. I shall be sad to leave Finland behind, but I feel sure that I'll be back soon. I'm also looking forward to further digesting what I've discovered here.
Three words stand out for me: trust, respect and creativity. As I start to compile the Finnish part of my report, I'll be reflecting on these words! How can the UK learn from a education system that encourages creative learning - one that embraces subjects like music? What effect does this have on the child?
This is a short post for now as I head to the airport. My next destination: the USA! I'll be looking at some huge choral organisations and projects that transform the lifes of young people. I can't wait to continue this journey!