According to Ksenia, there are a lot of "average" children in the village school. The educational system in Belarus is set to make everyone equal. "It may not be the actual goal of the school, but that's how it works out in the end," the woman says. "It is made obvious by how children lose their individuality over time. The older a child gets, the more obedient they are and the more similar to everyone else".
"If students are given a creative task, in senior forms, most of the compositions will be very similar - children steal ideas from each other, they cheat, compare, they are afraid to be different. In junior forms, on the contrary, each work is original, with its crazy ideas. Still, school is a small field of survival. And students here always do what's faster and easier.