Top 5 – Sweden Autumn 2016

The 5 best things during the trip:

– laserdome
– shopping and hemmakväll
– playing hide and seek in school
– good breakfast
– new people

The 5 most boring things during the trip:

– some lessons
– gymnasiemässa
– traveling and walking everywhere
– counting the windows of the church
– all places don’t have wifi

The 5 biggest differences between the Finnish and Swedish schools:

– lessons are longer in Sweden
– confusing schedules
– better food and more different salads in Sweden
– Swedes have lockers
– some things are cheaper in Sweden

3 things we have learned:

– to understand some Swedish
– to speak better English
– preconceptions of Swedes are wrong

5 things you will never forget:

– laserdome
– fries on the pizza

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– shopping in Kristianstad (and hemmakväll)
– jacuzzi
– radio interview

5 things we will miss about Sweden:

– people
– food
– lessons when you don’t have to do almost anything
– the exchange students’ houses
– shops (particularly hemmakväll)

5 things that you would like to do:

– have more time to shop
– have more “free time” or “rest time” between things
– eat surströmming
– meet more Swedes
– eat a whole family pizza t. Leevi

The 5 best shops:

– HEMMAKVÄLL
– yogi boost
– nisses
– khai & mui
– kicks

5  favorite foods during the trip:

– fish sticks
– thai food
– pizza
– spaghetti
– tacos

5 favorite songs during the trip:

– Apple Pen
– Vi mot världen
– I See Fire
– The Hanging Tree
– Alice

The lists made by the Furutorp School group: Alexandra, Elsa, Leevi, Nina, Sonja & Yu Mei

 

Autumn 2016

 

Day 1   October 3, 2016

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We took the flight to Copenhagen at noon, it took one hour and forty minutes. At the airport  we ate some food before we started the journey to Sweden. We took a train to Hässleholm from the airport and some of us continued to Vinslöv. The journey took about one hour and a half. Our hosts met us at the railway station in Hässleholm and Vinslöv. After that we met our families and spent the evening with them. It was very exciting to meet our families.

Day 2   October 4, 2016

The first day in the Swedish school was fun. We left after lunch to Kristianstad where we walked around the town and played Laserdome. Most of us ate at either an Asian restaurant or Burgerking. Then we went to Vinslöv and spent the evening at Tova’s place. There we had some snacks, sang and Leevi played guitar.

Day 3   October 5, 2016

We were at school until 12 am. We visited Swedish gymnasiemässan where local college students and teachers presented their schools to 8th and 9th graders. After that we ate and went to town, where we walked around the town center and looked for some places. Then we went back to school with our hosts. We ate pizza and played kahoot.Later on we from Hässleholm went to Elof’s place and the other ones went to Vinslöv.

Day 4   October 6, 2016

We had school all day. We followed some classes and in addition we had two presentations where we presented Finland and Porvoo. After school we travelled to Vinslöv and cooked taco pies at Furutorp school. Those were delicious! There was even a person from the local radio channel interviewing some of us. After the meal we played hide and seek, and after that we went to Elof’s place.

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Day 5   October 7, 2016

We had school all day again & this time we had five presentations to primary school students. All the students were very interested in hearing about Finland and we also taught them a bit Finnish. In the afternoon we left the school and we had still time to do something until we went to the train station. The train left at 16.44. We arrived in Copenhagen at six o’clock and had about two hours two spend at the airport before our flight back to Helsinki.

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It was nice to get to know the Swedish school system and make new friends. It was fun to discover Hässleholm and Vinslöv a little bit and the food was great in both schools!

Written by the Linné School group: Aleksander, Kaisa, Lotta, Rasmus, Tatu & Toivo

 

Sweden: Spring 2016

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Day 1   February 29, 2016

We flew to Copenhagen on Monday and then some of us ate at the airport. Then we took a train to Sweden. When we crossed the border the police checked our passports and so we learned: Don’t stress! We met our hosts at Hässleholm station, while some travelled to Vinslöv and met their hosts there. Everyone had their own plans for the evening, but some met each other in Café Lövet.

Day 2   March 1, 2016

On Tuesday we had our first day in Swedish schools, and we followed different classes. After lunch we had a city rally. Our hosts had made questions to us and we had to find answers to them. We stayed in the city to five o’clock, and then we came back to school where we ate pizza and then watched a movie called The Host. After the movie some of us went to Elias’ place, while others went home.

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Day 3   March 2, 2016

On Wednesday morning we went to school and after lunch we went to Kristianstad with our hosts by train. We first visited Naturum, which presents the nature in Skåne. There were a helicopter simulator, fish, telescopes and binoculars. After that we went shopping and some of us went to eat. There were some problems with trains on the way back. In the evening the girls who were at Linné school in Hässleholm went to Tilda’s place. We baked a chocolate cake and played the jelly beans challenge. We had a very nice evening!

Day 4   March 3, 2016

On Thursday we watched the videos that we had taken. After school we went bowling. We were separated into six different groups. We don’t actually know who won. And then we ate there. The food was so good! After that we all went to Elias and played truth or dare and never have I ever. What happens in Sweden, stays in Sweden…

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Day 5   March 4, 2016

Now it’s Friday. We have spent the whole day at school and we are leaving about at five o’clock. We are meeting those who are coming from Vinslöv at the railway station. Then we take a train to the airport. Late in the evening we’ll fly from Copenhagen to Finland.

The week has been full of laughing, new experiences, surprises and friends!

When I’m gone…
When I’m gone..
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere
Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

Written by the Linné school group (Ada, Ellen, Miina, Venla, Andrei, Rasmus & Toivo)