Start of our trip around the world in the 2017/2018 school year
The 2017/2018 school year started out with loads of fun. We set out on a long trip around the world. It’s going to be a trip filled with adventure – no doubt about that! Each class will travel in a different way according to what they like best. We have sailors, dirigible pilots, runners, hikers, and a swim team. Keep your fingers crossed for us, so that the journey will go smoothly and will be full of joyful experiences. See you in June!
Visit from the Society of Friends of Mongolia
On 12 October 2017, we were visited in our yurt by Jiří Šíma and his Mongolian wife. It was a very friendly gathering full of interesting information. Mr. Šíma is a sinologist and mongolist, and also our former ambassador to Mongolia. He talked about the country’s customs, traditions, and everyday life.
Mr. Šíma also showed us books about Mongolia and described the Mongolian game called Shagai, which children have been playing for as long as anyone can remember. It is played using dice made of sheep and goat hooves. Shagai are the ankle bones of animals. His wife showed us how they are thrown and used to predict the future. If you’re more interested, here is a link to an article on Wikipedia. :-)
Towards the end of the lecture, Mrs. Šímová served homemade Mongolian tea with milk and butter.
Thank you for a refreshing experience!