In childhood, all boys dream of becoming astronauts, and girls imagine themselves as singers or actresses. But the children who go to the most unusual kindergarten in the world in the Georgian city of Rustavi all dream of connecting their future life with the sky: there are all growing up pilots and flight attendants. Why is that? Gary Shapidze equipped a unique kindergarten … on board the decommissioned Yak-42 aircraft.
The plane, on board of which the kids live today, was until recently the property of Georgian Airways. It was bought by the director of the kindergarten, Gary Shapidze, who came up with the idea to organize such an unusual preschool educational institution. Of course, the interior of the plane was partially refurbished, there were tables for classes and a lot of toys, but the keypad in the cockpit remained intact! And what could be more entertaining for children than to be in a real cockpit, where you can count more than one and a half thousand buttons.
At the same time, 15 children can be on board the aircraft, in addition to the keypad, all kinds of levers and switches are also preserved, which contributes to the development of fine motor skills in young pilots. It took Shapidze several months to fully equip the plane, but his work was justified: the kindergarten was liked not only by young visitors, but also by their parents.
Gary Shapidze is very glad that he managed to realize his bold idea. He notes that the process of adaptation to a new group is often quite difficult for children, however, the unusual design and the atmosphere of the holiday prevailing here will help to overcome many psychological problems.
By the way, on our website Kulturologiya.ru we have repeatedly talked about the fate of our planes flying off. For example, the giants of the Second World War, thanks to talented artists, turned into examples of modern painting in the Art From The Boneyard project, formidable fighters became harmless exhibits in Fiona Banner's installations, and the Airbus A380 passenger plane was completely retrained into a cozy restaurant!