Archive for ‘Finland’

May 8, 2013

Amazing trip to Uppsala!

by miimuska

So I’m involved in this Comenius project, so we flew to Uppsala to see the others students who are also involved in this project. On 21, April we flew to Uppsala. The flight took only 45 min so it was quite fast 😀 We went to the hostel and then we left to the city tour. There one of the swedish teacher’s husband told us something about Uppsala. It was really interesting and we saw really beautiful cathedral and castle.

Next day we went to school and there we introduced our schools and countries.(Then we just studied). On Tuesday we went to school and we tested diffent kind of waters so we studied again haha 😀 but it was fun!

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On Wednesday we had this trip day and we went to Stockholm. There we went to open air museum 😀 after that we just sat in the bus and the guide told us something about Stockholm. And some of us saw Justin Bieber when he were coming out of the gallery! Anyway we ate lunch at the famous Hard rock cafe! It was pretty cool.

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On Thursday we studied little again and we had spare time too. Me and my friends Argjira, Sandra, Nicole( and Bailey and Adam they are from England) we went shopping(of course). In the evening we played football 😀

I really had amazing week in Uppsala and I met some really cool people. I miss them so much..

”Sometimes the hardest thing isn’t forgetting, it’s the saying goodbye”

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March 27, 2013

Tolerance is a life-skill

by Jazzy

Tolerance is something that everyone should know about. It is respecting, accepting, but first of all it is diversity. And our school is very much teaching us precious life-skills like tolerance. For instance we spent Day of Tolerance on last Thursday (21.3.). It was a five hours long day with plenty of organized programs. The main theme of the day was (of course) tolerance and racism.

Our school is pretty big – approx. 500 students, so it was lots of sweating for the students and teachers who were organizing the day. There was a Racism Path where the student were put into groups to think about everyday-racism that is there but nobody ever notices. As a little helper student on Racism Path, I can tell that the students really were thinking about the little bad things that we can make better. This Racism Path was a great reminder for all of us I think. 🙂

We were also honored to have two special guests to keep speeches; a man from Unicef, and congressman, Jani Toivola, from the parliament. The Unicef presentation was great – sometimes we don’t remember how well things are in Finland.  Little reminders like these make us be more grateful for what we have. 🙂

And I must say that Jani Toivola was just super inspiring with his speech!  That one hour just flew! The audience was going woooh already in the beginning before he even started! I think it was because of the strong contact he made with us. Jani Toivola is not only a congressman but also an actor and very known in Finland. And the funny thing is that he studied in our school back in 90’s. So yay!  ;)))

This lovely day didn’t end there  – there was also a little play that some students were acting in. And the theme was once again, tolerance. So it was a nice and funny thing to end our day.

Happy Schooling! 🙂

February 27, 2013

last year in upper-level…….

by jjooeell97

You need to select a few schools where you can go next year. Part of friends go in different schools so you should therefore make new friends. I’m not so good in school so i most business school or vocational school. high school is not my thing but a good choice for avid readers and i’m not like that =D my second choice is nurse training and there is access to the test =D

February 27, 2013

” An unexpected journey “

by miimuska

February, 27

On Sunday evening I left from home to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport where I was supposed to meet my teachers and six other students. We had this comenius project and there was four country including Finland involved this project. The theme of the project was “Water and Earth”.

This time the meeting country was France. So we were ready to go! We flew to Amsterdam, but unfortunately the plane was delayed so in Amsterdam we didn’t have time to change our plane. We slept in Amsterdam and in the morning we flew to the Paris and there to Toulouse. Finally we arrived! In Toulouse we did workshops and tested diffent waters with students from Sweden, Great Britain, France and Bulgaria.

One day we had a daytrip and we went to the Carcassonne ( it’s like an old town). It was really beautiful place and we had spare time there too!.

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I had this amazing week in Toulouse with these wonderful people. We made internatiol friends and we had fun, but in the same time we studied. It was a great experience and I will never forget it.

Love, miia

February 27, 2013

Wednesday

by sampokylmanen

Today is a long day at school and i’m really tired.

I don’t know what i’m doing right now.

I’m planning on saving the world, but not today.

Cheers for wasting 15 seconds on reading this.

December 13, 2012

My comic

by argjirabudeci

comic

November 22, 2012

Water

by valtsusworlds

Water is to me a way of life. I use it everyday of my life, my life depends on it. I can`t  imagine how empty my life would be without water. My life would change tragically. I don`t know how to describe the feeling what people for example in Africa have. They can`t use water as much as they want, what is not nice. The politicians have the hardest question, how to use water less and how to exploit it ? That question is not simple but here are my thoughts on it. We all have to use water less in shower, human spends water 50 liters every time you go in to shower and that is way too much. I think that all mankind who have lot of water should donate more water to places where people don`t have that much water.

Hope you enjoy this text!

 

Valtteri

October 11, 2012

“My home town of Porvoo”

by argjirabudeci

This is my home town. Porvoo  is located in the south coast in Finland. The city has a population of 48 970.

The city is bilingual; 64.8 percent of the population is Finnish, Swedish 30.9 percent and 4.3 percent in other languages​​.

These houses are typical of houses in Porvoo and the colour red is too. 

Porvoo is very beuatiful place to visit in the summer and in the winter also. In the summers the sunset is  gorgeus and in the winter the Christmas tree and Christmas decorations are beautiful.

            

Now it is fall and the nature is beautiful the trees are in colors red, yellow and orange.

I hope that you all enjoy the  photos that i took 🙂

By:Argjira

October 10, 2012

porvoo=D

by jjooeell97

last week, we were taking pictures of Porvoo. I wasn’t there because I was sick, but I have still photos. I have few photos about Porvoo river. Porvoo is old town but there is a lot of new for example new cinema, which is close to the river.

October 10, 2012

The City of “Castle River”

by Jazzy

An ordinary red wooden house. 🙂

Once upon a time, back in 1800’s there was a small city located in Southern Finland. The city was called Castle River. The name of the city is a direct translation of its Swedish name “Borgå”.
The people of Castle River were very ordinary but also very determinate and strong.

They managed together the cold winter nights by holding boiled potatoes inside their robes. They took care of their livestock in their small back yard to survive the cold winters when there was no green food available. But there was bad sides in the summers as well. When the winter was over, it was summer again and there was a bigger risk for their wooden houses to get on fire and burn down the whole town. And that happened very often, but as I mentioned these people were very determinate and they never give up building their homes again and again. So life back then wasn’t so easy…


Nowadays this Castle River is called Porvoo. Porvoo is of course a lot bigger and very much more modern… But once again, these people have been so intelligent that they didn’t destroy the visual parts of the history of this town like many other countries have done to their historical cities. We have a part of Porvoo that is called “Old Porvoo”. And it really takes you back in history but in a typical way. Culture lives forever in the Old Town.
There are many little boutiques that are crowded with people every summer. Kids usually buy ice cream from ice cream stands and just enjoy the warm atmosphere while adults go to the “boring” boutiques. But one thing you should remember is to not leave  the little child alone into the big crowd!!

I took some pictures of the Old Porvoo last week, so here they are! I hope you like them. 🙂

An ice cream stand where I definitely love to buy a chocolate ice cream in hot summer days.

Such a foggy day! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red wooden houses...water...rainy autumn sky... it's definitely PORVOO! :D

Red wooden houses…water…rainy autumn sky… it’s definitely PORVOO! 😀


October 10, 2012

” My hometown ”

by miimuska

October 5

So let me tell you something about my hometown, Porvoo.

Porvoo is a small town in south Finland. The population in Porvoo is about 50 000.

We have very nice people here:)

This is a park which is very beautiful place in fall This is a park which is very beautiful place in fall.

 And this is like our ” shopping center ” 😀

I just love this picture! This is a very big industrial area and it’s called by ” Kilpilahti ”

Love, miia

October 10, 2012

Some random & awesome photos

by sampokylmanen

It was a bit rainy day, although very chill.pretty brown, huh?find me

September 19, 2012

“Out. NOW!”

by Jazzy

I have a very very lovely school! There are SO many interesting activities for us students to do to make our school more comfy. One very great example of these activities is EXIT -students! I know, sounds weird… but let me explain.

In our school we have to go out for a 15 mins long break after eeevery lesson (exp. after lunch break). And as many might already know, Finland’s weather isn’t the best after summer – less sunlight and more of grey clouds. So nobody wants to go out and get their hair frizzy… simple as that. And there has always been a “war” between we students and teachers under this topic. UNTIL students found a way to “please” teachers and be okay themselves too. That’s why we have a group of students called EXIT -students who make sure we go out between lessons and our dear teachers get to take their coffee break. Great, huh?

Our school got the idea from another junior high school of Porvoo in Student’s Goverment -meetings couple years ago. And then another group of students (called ‘trust’ students) took this mission and developed the idea. And of course, in cooperation with teachers. 😉

There are many good points in being an EXIT-student. But not everybody gets to be one. Because you have to have no detention from latest period.

1) You don’t need to go out when it’s your turn to be control others.

2) You can give detention to those bad girls and boys who break the rules and don’t go out.

3) You get to take your revenge of your class mates who (probably) annoy you sometimes.

4) You get wear a skirt like this:

I recommend this activity for schools alll around the world with break problems. 😀

September 19, 2012

“Exit student”

by argjirabudeci

Hello everyone!

Here in my school Exit duty is a fun way to say to student “OUT NOW”. Exit duty is a student who says everyone to go out in a break.  You put a shirt on and then it is fun!!

The shirt  is an “EXIT” shirt for everyone to know that you are an exit student. But if sometimes the weather is not good if it rains or it’ s cold we can stay indoors:)

On every break 2-4 students will have a list in their hand where they can put the students name in it if they don’t go outside.  And if your name has been in the list 2 times then you get detention. Bad for them!!:)

By: Argjiraa

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September 12, 2012

The Miracle of the Fall

by Jazzy

This summer has gone by so FAST! Tomorrow we’ll get to do our first exam of the year >>> math’s exam. I still recall the hot summer days by the beach or the warm summer nights enjoying the sunset by the waterfront. Ahhh… Why are summer vacations so short in Finland? I’m already kinda feeling like I need more of vacation.

But it is always fun to move into the colors of the fall. Finnish fall is so beautiful specially for its sunrises. Sun rises pretty late here compared to other countries. But it doesn’t bother me because I get to enjoy my walk to school. And the other good thing about fall is that nights here aren’t like tea time in other Southern countries. Fall is probably the only season that is totally balanced. I just L-L-L-Love ittt!  In my listings, spring has the 2nd place instead of 1st because it’s  much like summer.
But Fall is different. Fall is unique. In Fall everything living gets ready to go to sleep. But still all the fantastic colors keep reminding us of the love and warmth we’ve received from the nature.
All the orange, red, yellow, brown colors in the trees are a message for us humans.

“It’s time for us to rest. But don’t be sorry. For it’s time for joy. We’ll be back even sooner that you think. And we will be younger, greener and fresher. We are just like Phoenix. The only difference is that we reborn with cold, And Phoenixes with fire.
‘Til the next spring, Take care. “

September 12, 2012

we took such great photos with my homie today, i thought i’d post some! :)

by sampokylmanen

a rather confusing pic of me & the girls :D

September 5, 2012

Hurray, Sports Day!!

by Jazzy

Yesterday was one of those fun days spent outdoors with friends. We didn’t have a regular school day – we had SPORTS ONLY! The day was altogether very fun and well-organized. There were many great little competitions and things to do in group or alone. Such as rope pulling, walking on stilts, darts and horseshoes. The weather was great too!

We 9th graders, started the day with a motorcycle challenge track while the rest of the school started walking to a nice picnic place beside Porvoo River. The challenge track competition was really fun to watch. Really liked it. There was some really good riders tying it out!!!  After that, we went to the picnic place too. It was such a long walk from our school to the river. But it didn’t feel as long as it really was because of quiz marks pinned on the trees. Right after we arrived, it was time for rope pulling competition of the 9th graders! I was pulling too. 😉 But unfortunately my class didn’t win.

The rest of the day was pretty relax. There was some traditional games that we could go and play or we could just sit by the water with friend and enjoy the sun. It was a nice day. I liked it. 🙂
Now I’m just looking forward to the spring’s Sports Day.

Wishing Everyone a Joyful Fall!

September 5, 2012

”Sports Day”

by miimuska

Something about yesterday, Sep 5

So our school had a sports day and all the students and teachers went to kokonniemi. There was some nice games and good food. Actually I was handing out the food and helping the teachers. I ate a lot of bananas, apples and meat pies. It was a nice day with a nice people :)!

Love, miia

September 5, 2012

OMNOM

by sampokylmanen

Listening to OMNOM, English Club lesson in da computer room….. it’s pretty chill.

Guess i’ll go home soon ’cause i can barely breathe ’cause of my throat ache.

Every breath i take is like Darth Vader speaking, y’know?

But yeah, i think i said what i wanted to say. Or maybe i didn’t even want to post a post like this.

In fact, i didn’t want to post anything much. I just thought i’d make my teacher proud of me.

😀

September 5, 2012

Sports day

by petsku1337

We had a sports day yesterday ( November 4th, 2012 ). The day started with a moped and bicycle trick track.  Few students took part in it. It was fun to watch and they all did well.  After that we walked and walked for a long time through the forest and over the hills. It was a long walk and just when i felt like i couldn’t go any further we finally arrived to our destination. We had a few tasks to do while we were there, such as rope pulling, darts, quiots and some other traditional games. It was a fun day overall.

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September 5, 2012

sport day

by jjooeell97

We had sport´s day. We had trick track and then we walked in the forest and traditional games, rope pulling, darts, quoits. Good thing of the day we had only a four-hour school day. And the best result got awards =)

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August 29, 2012

”Everything goes so fast”

by miimuska

Hellou!

What I learned on twitter today..Hmm I can’t really say anything cause I have already had it before. My twitter username is miimuska. Please do me a favor and fallow me!

Love, miia

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