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1 Finland

2 Some basic facts Finland is a republic Finland is a republic The president: The president: Tarja Halonen The capital: Helsinki The capital: Helsinki

3 Population  5,3 million people  17 inhabitants per square kilometre  one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe  Most people live in the southern parts of Finland  The official languages are Finnish(spoken by 92% of the population) and Swedish(5,5%)

4 Nature TTTT  the land of thousands of lakes DDDD  land elevation  7 km2 / year  77% of the land area = forrests

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6  Temperate climate  ”Kaamos” in the winters  Midnight sun in the summers

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8 Tero Pitkämäki Paavo Nurmi Sami Hyypiä

9 Finnish music Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius HIM HIM Juice Leskinen Juice Leskinen Nightwish Nightwish Lordi Lordi Hanna Pakarinen Hanna Pakarinen

10 Health in Finland

11 Physical health

12 In winter

13 Food

14 Social health

15 Sauna

16 The city of Vaasa The city of Vaasa

17 Ostrobothnia

18 Vaasa about inhabitants Finland’s sunniest city bilingual: 72 % Finnish-speaking 26% Swedish-speaking

19 The history of Vaasa

20 In the neighbourhood Söderfjärden Replot bridge

21 Culture in Vaasa Kuntsi - museum of modern arts The Trinity church of Vaasa The Finnish theatre

22 Happenings in Vaasa Rockperry Night of arts

23 Shopping in Vaasa

24 Tropiclandia Wasalandia

25 Location Archipelago Archipelago Boats Boats Fishing Fishing Beach Beach

26 Bike to work or school

27 Swimminghall & gym

28 Different gyms...

29 Fields and halls for practicing different sports.

30 Sports Tournaments & competitions Tournaments & competitions Bothnia run Bothnia run WasaGames WasaGames Harness racing Harness racing

31 Arbis (The Swedish Adult Education Centre) Courses Courses  Languages  Activities  Artistic courses

32 What can I do in Vasa in the summer?

33 The housing fair of 2008

34 ...and wintertime?

35 Social events Wasa by nightWasa by night ”Konstens Natt” (Night of Art)”Konstens Natt” (Night of Art) Fashion WeekendFashion Weekend KnowHowKnowHow RockPerryRockPerry

36 Vasa Övningsskola

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39 Our school was formed in 1684 was formed in 1684 Moved to the former town hall in 1872 Moved to the former town hall in 1872 Vasa Övningsskola was established in 1974 Vasa Övningsskola was established in 1974

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41 Our school today special programmes for music and art special programmes for music and art IB-section IB-section The national system The national system Teacher training Teacher training

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44 The Green Flag Project Environmental programme Environmental programme The main purposes are sustainable development and reducing the environmental burden The main purposes are sustainable development and reducing the environmental burden Develop their activity themselves, so that it fits them Develop their activity themselves, so that it fits them VÖS  Reducing garbage VÖS  Reducing garbage

45 Health in Vasa övningsskola

46 Health in general In general, many live a healthy life with enough exercise and healthy food, but the mental part is not that great. In general, many live a healthy life with enough exercise and healthy food, but the mental part is not that great. Many have constant stress and feel that the workload is too big. Many have constant stress and feel that the workload is too big. Many exercise every day or several times a week. Many exercise every day or several times a week. There are also less smokers in VÖS than in vocational schools. There are also less smokers in VÖS than in vocational schools.

47 Health Education & P.E.

48 Health Education Health Education 1 mandatory course in the national program. 1 mandatory course in the national program. Topics: Topics: Health situation in Finland and the world Health situation in Finland and the world Nutrition (what to eat, BMI, how much to eat...)‏ Nutrition (what to eat, BMI, how much to eat...)‏ Exercise Exercise Addictions Addictions Sexuality & STD:s, contraception Sexuality & STD:s, contraception P.E. P.E. 2 mandatory courses in the national program. 2 mandatory courses in the national program. Floorball, basketball, volleyball, gym, track & field etc. Floorball, basketball, volleyball, gym, track & field etc.

49 School lunch Consists of: Consists of: - Salad - Meat - Potatoes/rice/pasta - Milk (non-fat, lactose free, sourmilk)‏ - Hard bread Occasionally soup, porridge, dessert and soft bread Occasionally soup, porridge, dessert and soft bread


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