Erasmus+ – trip to Finland /part 1/

by Karolína Gavroňová, 1.C

I with my schoolmates Matúš Prachnár, Ema Gromovská, Annamária Salanciová and Monika Klučárová visited Finland from 7th to 13th February, 2016. We had to do some tasks before we were chosen if we wanted to go to Finland. I am so happy that we were the ones who went there. That experience was really valuable for me and I am sure it was like that for the others. Here is a short description of the trip. Trust me, it is really short. We did there so many interesting things that it was almost impossible to write it shortly in this little article. I did my best.

Sunday 

The day when we flew to Finland. The flight went good and we landed in Helsinki, where we waited for people from other countries. Then we went to Moisio school in Salo. We met there our host families. I was really nervous of meeting my host family. “What if they won‘t like me?” But since the first time I spoke with them, I knew that there was nothing to worry about. They are really nice people and I am glad that I met them.

In the school we ate some Finnish food with strange names. But the food was very tasty and I was stuffed. But there were also some terrible black candies. After dinner we went home.

Monday

On Monday morning we went to Moisio school in Salo, where countries introduced themselves and their schools. Then we played some games and we made nametags. Pupils from Moisio showed us their school. We had lunch there.

After lunch we went to Stessi. It is a building for young people, where they can go in their free time. We played table tennis and some funny games there. I was a little bit shy and I didn‘t do more things, what I regret now. But still I had lots of fun.

We went to an art museum, where were controversial photos. I liked it a lot. There were interesting photos showing authors´ view of the world.

Tuesday

On Tuesday morning we were in Perniö. Pupils showed us their school and some lessons. We saw even a church, which is next to the school. Then every country did a presentation about their schools.

After the lunch in Perniö we went to the gym. We did there some exercises, at first it was boxing. When we were done with this, my arms were like jelly. Then we played a game called wallball, then was floorball and urban war.

My host took me to Narikka. It is similar as Steissi, but smaller. We played there billiard, some console games and we baked buns. When the buns were ready, we took them with us, because we had to go home. They were traditional Finnish buns and we made them tasty.

Wednesday

We met in Moisio in Salo. Then we went to ice-skating hall. I can ice-skate a little bit and I really enjoyed it, because it had been few years ago since I did it.

After one hour of ice-skating we went to Turku. We got off the bus by a church. From this place we could go wherever we wanted, so we went to a restaurant to get some food. I was very hungry. We stayed there a long time and we talked quite a lot. It was a big group of us and we couldn‘t decide where we wanted to go. So we just walked through the city and I took lots of funny photos of my friends.

The next point of program was a Finnish ice-hockey match. I like ice-hockey so I enjoyed it, but there were some people from other countries, who had never seen an ice hockey match. So it was a new experience for them. I think they enjoyed it.

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