AS 17/18 eTwinning


Welcome to eTwinning!  October 2017

EVENT  SUOMI 100   (Finland 100)

Hi everybody! Finland (Suomi in Finnish language) will celebrate 100 years of independence on December 6th.  Join our big party with your pupils and post us a wish on padlet!      

Finnish Teacher:  ANTTI  PIIROINEN


Italian teachers:  Lucetta  Turco,  Maria Angela Bleve

Now  find the answers to these questions:

What is eTwinning?         What is a padlet?

Where will this event take place?      What is it all about?

The name of the Finnish school   -    Mankkaa School

The name of the location of the school  Espoo  –   Finland

The name of the teacher who  invited us to take part in this event


NEWS:   Pupils 336 (grades 7-9, ages 13-16)

Special needs education ~18 pupils

Teachers & staff ~45

Built in 1992

  • Mankkaa School is a publicly funded municipal comprehensive secondary school. Our aim is to provide the pupils with the necessary skills they will need in the future and also with ethical and moral values in order to live a full life enhanced with the appreciation of arts and lifelong learning.
  • The pupils learn to respect and value the diversity of the world through our various international contacts and projects. Modern equipment combined with independent learning methods are used to enrich the teaching of the curriculum.
  • The subjects taught at the school are: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Civics, Religion, Ethics, Health education, Physical Education, Art, Music, Home Economics, Crafts, Student Counselling and optional subjects such as Astronomy, Economics, Philosophy, etc.
  • Curriculum
  • Mankkaa School follows the national core curriculum, which includes the objectives and core contents of different subjects.
  • 30 lessons per week, optional subjects 8-9 lessons
  •  Compulsory languages: English and Swedish 

  •  Optional languages: German and French 

  • A class with emphasis on mathematical sciences in each grade

  • Administration
  • Mankkaa School is administered by a School Board. The pupils have their own Student Council. Teachers are divided into four departments representing grades 7, 8, 9 and Special Needs Education. Each department is independently responsible for all the curricular activities of the pupils in the department.


The city  Espoo 

(Finnish pronunciation: [ˈespoː]SwedishEsbo[ˈɛsbo]) is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. The population of the city of Espoo was 270,416 as of 31 March 2016.[6] It is part of the Finnish Capital Region, and most of its population lives in the inner urban core of the Helsinki metropolitan area, along with the cities of HelsinkiVantaa, and Kauniainen. Espoo shares its eastern border with Helsinki and Vantaa, while enclosing Kauniainen. The city is on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the region of Uusimaa.


Centenary Celebrations

Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917.

On the last weekend of August, the Espoo summer season culminated in an urban celebration for the entire community. To mark 100 years of Finnish independence, this year’s Espoo Day was bigger than ever before, making it one of the largest of the series of Together events organised across Finland as part of the centenary celebrations. A team of more than 3,000 people were involved in creating Espoo Day, successfully delivering nearly 300 events for visitors. In total, the weekend saw a record-breaking 75,000 people enjoy the event across the city.


The  eTwinning  Event    SUOMI 100  


Present yourselves to the students of this Finnish school and congratulate them.

Your presentation should contain: your photo, personal information, your schooling, likes and hobbies, some information about your home town and one of its traditional aspects, a photo of this tradition and finally your best wishes for Finland’s 100th year of independence.

Link per il padlet

Europe day - 9th may 2018

Symbols of the European Union

Classe 1 A AFM



The flag of Europe

It  is used to represent both the European Union and the Council of Europe. It consists of a circle of 12 golden (yellow) stars on a blue background. The blue represents the west, the number of stars represents completeness while their position in a circle represents unity. The stars represent all the peoples of Europe, even those outside European integration.

The anthem of Europe

The European anthem is based on the prelude to "The Ode to Joy", 4th movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Due to the large number of languages in Europe, it is an instrumental version only, with the original German lyrics having no official status. The anthem  was launched in 1972. It does not replace national anthems.

Motto of the European Union     Unity in Diversity      Italian: Uniti nella diversità

It was adopted as the European Union's motto in 2000 following a contest called A motto for Europe. It's inspired by a Latin-language motto - In varietate unitas! or In varietate concordia! It now appears on official EU websites as United in diversity.

The euro -  The Euro symbol shown as a sculpture outside the European Central Bank

The euro and its symbol €, was not one of the original symbols. It was introduced in 1999. Iit has become a symbol as it replaces 19 national currencies.  It is now one of the most tangible symbols of European unity for citizens of the European Union.

 "Europe Day"

 "Europe Day" is an observance on 9th  May, adopted with flag, anthem and motto in the European Communities summit of 1985. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. It was  a speech given in Paris in 1950, by Robert Schuman, the  French foreign minister.  He expressed his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, to eliminate the possibility of another war between Europe's nations. He wanted  to create a European institution to pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty to do this  was  signed  a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

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