Students with special educational needs from Marijampole VET center took part in the national competition "Next to Us or Beyond the Wall". The aim of the competition was to raise awareness about inclusion in education and to promote tolerance among children and young people with different educational needs.The essence of the social poster is tolerance. Before making the poster, the students with the help of educational support specialists,discussed what tolerance is, how each student understands it and why it is important to be tolerante. Each student personally illustrated this in their poster, using illustrations and text. By combining everyone's thoughts into a whole, the students came up with an idea for a social poster: if we are tolerant of each other, we are next to each other, not behind a wall.For the production of the social poster, a tool was chosen that would not only support the creation of the poster, but would also be useful to the students. The bead jigsaw puzzle is an active meditation activity, that dulls logical thinking, activates intuition, creative self-expression and focus, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination. During the creative process, there is an intuitive search for an inner equilibrium which is difficult for logical thinking to grasp. Calm logical thinking and relaxation are the necessary conditions for the awakening of the dormant self-healing powers in every organism. The bead puzzle is a diagnostic tool. Invisible unconscious processes become visible. Expressed in colours, shapes and symbols, they become tangible, easier to name and understand.
The work on the social poster brought the students closer together and evoked many good emotions.The pupils were awarded certificates of appreciation.