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Friday, 23 December 2016

Welcome to Finland!!

You’re wondering, “how to survive in Finland in January”? 
No worries, just follow these simple instructions! :)

  1. It can get really cold in Finland in January so you better be prepared!! It’s a good idea to take your warmest clothes with you but don’t forget about the undergarment - the best way to stay warm is to have many layers of clothing on! Try to cover as much skin as possible - don’t forget your hat, gloves and a scarf!

  1. Finland is all about sauna and it’s a good way to warm up in the winter too! Nobody forces you to try it but if you want to have a true Finnish experience, it’s highly recommended! ;) Traditionally, Finns go to sauna naked but in public saunas it’s common to wear swimsuits / towels - so don’t forget to pack yours!

  1. Last but definitely not least: it’s very dark in Finland around this time of the year so remember to pack lots of bright spirit, positivity, and open-minded attitude with you! With these, you’ll manage in any situation! :)

    Lots of love and Merry Christmas to you all from the land of the original Father Christmas! 
    See you very soon! :)

Dance (Finland)

Here's the dance created by the Vesanto secondary school students' dance group and our PE teacher Anna! :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Internet addiction (Finland)

The third year students of Vesanto High School have been thinking about the nowadays quite common phenomenon of internet addiction. This is their take on the issue! Enjoy! :)

Monday, 19 December 2016

Orientation march (Finland)

Students (7th to 9th graders) within groups of 3 to 4 persons were given a task to find x marked spots from the maps (either outside or indoors). On each spot there was a question or a task behind qr-codes. Each answer were marked on map sheets. 
The main reason why this kind of event were being held, was that technology and exercise don’t necessarily exclude each other away (like some people have that kind of view for ex. smart phones and other smart devices). This kind of event can be held also within different school subjects like languages or integrate one or more school subjects onto a theme like nutrition, water as an element, human rights, etc. We used qr-codes just simply to go to a certain website easily and to search information quickly via smart device. Majority of groups got more than 3 answers on a whole (5 spots altogether). Students reactions and thoughts about this kind of “studying” was positive and said that we should have more of these kind of tasks within school hours.