Monday, May 6, 2013

UNESCO-info in Haukipudas

On April 25th 2013 two second-year students from our Internationality Course, Laura-Elina Matela and Antti Hyytinen, introduced UNESCO to all our first-year students. We believe all our students need to know the basic principles of UNESCO, what it means to be an UNESCO-school (an ASP-school) and what sort of activities we have related to these principles.

After this information our lovely Italian exchange student Giorgia Infantino told us about her memorable year in Finland. By the way, Gio used perfect Finnish throughout her presentation! Hooray for learning languages!

- by AMO, pictures taken by Aleksi

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Polaris network getting active again!

I'm happy to announce that the ASP-schools (UNESCO schools) in northern Finland have joined forces again after a few years' break. In the winter we had the first meeting in Oulu. We decided that it's time we had a follow-up for our previous Polaris-project and started to toss ideas. In April we had a wonderful and productive meeting in Haapajärvi. Now we have big plans for the next school year!

Our school will host the next meeting in October but before that some basic UNESCO themes (global understanding, environmental education, equality) will be dealt with on a special theme day. All northern ASP-schools will celebrate on the same day.