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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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!

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Back after the Easter holidays with a lot of preparation work…

After several weeks of Easter holidays in Germany, we went back to work today! ? And we have a lot to do right from the beginning.. next Friday we will have an Open-door day in our school and, of course, Erasmus+ will be represented. We have started decorating our own classroom with tons of banners, logos and the website link. We will offer some healthy candy and the chocolate cookies (with many calories) we used to eat a few weeks ago (click here to read the post about what we did with high-calorie cookies): we will have a little quiz[…]

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Hello everybody – greetings from Norway

?We just got our t-shirts! And they look terrible! The t-shirts are coming with us to Finland, so you all can see.? Some of us have great ideas for our presentation, a dance! And we have made videos about the national sports in Norway, for example skiing, football and handball. We have also started planning for some activities for your visit in Norway. See you soon!

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