Finnish fun for global students

IGCSE Global Perspectives students from Caistor Yarborough Academy - Jade Davy, Briony Easton, Niamh McIntyre, Hannah Suddaby and Ann-Kathrin Critten - and two members of staff travelled to Finland with the purpose of collecting information for their cross cultural research reports.

This is a large and integral part of the Global Perspectives course run by Cambridge International Examinations and a compulsory element of this trip was for the students to give presentations and take part in several classroom activities.

These took place at the senior school in Padasjoki, which was where the party was based for their stay.

“Opportunities such as these give our students experiences far beyond their normal everyday existence back in the UK,” said group leader and IGCSE teacher Jackie Burton.

“They also help to strengthen the bonds that exist between the two schools.”

And, of course, not every day was spent indoors; other events, such as walking across a frozen lake on snow shoes and visiting regional businesses - such as the Warrior hockey sticks factory pictured above - were all part of their week-long Scandinavian adventure.