Monday, 21 February 2011

Thank you for your visit!


We had a nice assembly this morning at school. Jari and George (Jyrki) talked how happy we were about your visit. And we watched all the photos as a slideshow. All the teachers and our pupils enjoyed those days so much. Mr Ikonen`s pupils told they had fantastic events with their penpals. They told they learnt English a little bit more, too. They told they have many new friends now.

We are grateful for your many presents. Mr Ikonen cycled home from school today and it was so balmy weather, only -18C. So he went outside after shower to try his new towelkilt. It felt very nice. Thank you once again!


We are back to school this morning, after our wonderful trip to Finland. Over the next few days, I hope to add more photos to the individual posts already here, so look out for them- but in the meantime, we all want to say a HUGE "Thank you!" once again to everyone in Kuvansi and Varkaus for their superb hospitality while we were away.
To Jari and Jyrki, and the other teachers in Kuvansi school, thank you so much for your fantastic timetable of events, to the parents of the penpals, thanks again for your help in making this trip so memorable! And, of course, to the pupils, both Finnish and Scottish- many, many thanks for working so well together throughout the week!

Mr Purves and the P7 children here in Yester Primary.