Before the war in Osijek, Croatia, we had four experimental schools. We made a new model for primary schools and for two school years we carried it out in these schools. Here are some of the results that show how this new model gradually became a reality. It was a slow, but steady process. Schools changed more slowly than we expected. The changes in schools were connected with the changes in people and, because of that, it was sometimes a joyful but at other times a painful process.