Walking and Talking

Snapshot of 3 youngsters walking on a muddy dirt road, It is sunny early spring day
Walking and Talking Classroom, Pushkino, photo: Pushkino Youngsters

What makes growing up in Pushkino special? Though some young people might want to leave, what might make others consider staying here and setting up a family? We ask the young people to make a quick drawing to answer this question.

We get information on the woods and the trees; the pond where you can swim or catch huge fish; we learn that you find lots of good mushrooms here; and some point out the very beautiful birch trees. All are shown in the quick sketches they make. Later, in a walk with a teacher, we learn that there are also beavers, we see the oldest birch trees of the village, and hear about special plants that grow there.