Last week I travelled to Finland with some other school leaders from Wickford and Basildon. We travelled to the Turku area which is “The Land of the Moomins” (For anyone who knows about Moomintrolls!).
We visited lots of schools and learned a lot about education in Finland and about the culture of the country. I will blog more about the schools later this week but I thought that you would like to know about the evening that I went to a sauna. It was a smoke sauna in the woods and after a little while sitting in a very hot wooden cabin we went out into the woods to jump into a very cold pond. The Finnish people believe that this is very good for you. It was certainly very cold!!!!!