Last morning in sunny Finland, and the sun was shining so bright, we hardly could think about entering the plane to Munich (and then another plane to Hannover)… But as the luggage was packed and every piece of it was not too heavy, Team Germany took a nice bus back to Helsinki Airport. Just after arriving at the wrong terminal, we easily found the right one within close walking distance: fortunately, the airport is not too big and well structured: we found the Lufthansa gate and got rid of our luggage soon to have enough time for a tasty (and[…]Read more
Month: May 2018
Day 6: Battle Ball Tournament und Evening Gala
Today was the big day! The grand finale of the week: the battle ball tournament and the evening gala. After arriving at school, the students joined their hosts for coding a computer game! The perfectly equipped computer room in the Iittalan Yhtenäiskoulu has 20 computers to offer and the students loved to learn the basics of coding a game! They learned a lot about modern technology, they even had to use their smartphones.. The teachers were right next to the students´ room and had a meeting about the upcoming project elements: we will be in Norway in 4 months and[…]Read more
Day 5 – Ready for a real adventure today!
We started very early at school today to start our big adventure in the forest. We went by bus to Evo, a little village that mostly consists of a nature park. Our Erasmus+ team was split into two groups, one group started with an amazing paddling tour through the lakes while the other group started with a hiking tour through the old forest with trees of 150 years of age and even older. After lunch, the two groups changed and the second group was allowed to go paddling. We got a lot of information about the nature, beaver habitats and[…]Read more
Day 4 in Finland: Bus to Tampere and a lot of impressive opportunities
Today, we started our day even more early! We are all ready for leaving Iittala behind and driving with the bus (“bussi”) to Tampere, the third-largest city in Finland. It took about an hour to get there and the drive was absolutely worth it: we went directly to the Varala sports institute, where five instructors were waiting for us! Our Erasmus+ team were split into 4 groups and everyone just needed to put on the helmet: we were learning a lot about climbing, securing each other with ropes and overcoming the fear of height! No matter if you stack drinks crates[…]Read more
Second day in Finland: learning about physio and how to strengthen the body (and trying it out at Hugo Park)
Even early in the morning (at around 5.30am) the sun was already shining!!! Nevertheless, our students had to be at school on time for a nice presentation and a physiotherapist’s lecture on ergonomics, exercise and physical health. We learned what a “text neck” is and how we can handle back pain caused by long sitting on a chair. We made exercises and everyone could check how fit he/she is and how everyone can do these kind of exercises in the everyday life easily. After lunch at school we went to Hugo Park in Aulanko. We were all very astonished by[…]Read more
First day in Iittala
After the exciting first night in the host families‘ houses, all our students arrived at school… excited and curious about what the first day will be like: We started with a warm welcome and everyone introduced himself/herself. After that we had a meeting with all students of the Iittalan Yhtenäiskoulu in the sports hall. Very impressive! In addition to that, we got to know our school much better with a little guided tour through the buildings, which ended in the school‘s sports hall with some exciting sports: the whole Erasmus team was splitted in three different groups. The first group[…]Read more
Team Germany is ready for Finnland (and on its way)
Today is the day our six girls were waiting for.. we met at the airport in Hannover at 7am in the morning, with the luggage packed for a fun-filled week in Finland. We were flying from Hannover to Munich first, where we changed flights to get to Helsinki on time! All our luggage made it as well and our bus (now we know that bussi means bus in finnish) was waiting for us at Terminal 1.. the German team was tired but happy to see the beautiful landscape of Finnland with a lot of sunshine! And you know what? The[…]Read more
Finland – here we come 😊
We practice our cheerleading 🤗Read more
Germany is looking forward to Finland!!
Welcome to Finland!
We are looking forward to seeing you! The weather forecast is very promising: warm and sunny all week! The theme of the visit is “Exceed your limits!” Try something new, test your courage, overcome your fears! What are YOU afraid of? Climbing? Not having enough strength? High places? Getting lost in a forest? Capsizing, getting wet? Meeting new people? Speaking in a foreign language? Making mistakes? Performing in front of others? Don’t think about it, do it – and learn new things about yourself! We are all afraid of something, let’s encourage each other to exceed our limits!Read more