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Brainchild of billionaire owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, it is hoped the new institution, based in Billund, Denmark, will put its rural surroundings on the map and become known as the “Capital of Children”.
The fee-charging establishment, named the International School of Billund, will combine the international baccalaureate, Danish school system and Lego’s emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
“Allowing time for creativity, play and getting into a state of flow is at the centre of Lego’s philosophy and we’ll be experimenting with this and other ideas in the timetabling,”
One prospective parent seemed convinced by the merits of teaching in Denmark telling the paper: “In the UK you’re taught how to pass exams. In Scandinavia you’re taught how to think.”