Student Group Visit Helsinki, Finland

21 June 2019 | College News, Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

A group of six City College Plymouth students have recently returned from a fully-funded, 16 day trip to Helsinki, Finland, where they strengthened links with City College’s partner, Helsinki LIVE Vocational College.

Lecturer Chris Little, who led the Erasmus+ group visit, said that the City College students “represented the College, and themselves, fantastically – they were so positive about trying new activities, worked well alongside their Finnish peers, asked questions and showed genuine interest in learning about Finnish life.”

The group of Skills Development students, three of whom had never flown before, took full advantage of the experience and took part in a wide range of activities. These included trying new foods, open air swimming, street dancing, attending a May Day concert by the Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, participating in a cookery session with their Finnish peers, orienteering in the woods, visiting an Iron Age village, and open fire cooking.

Chris added: “We have really forged an excellent relationship with our partner college and they responded with a varied programme, excellent support and an enthusiasm to share their skills and knowledge with us all. It would be great if we could reciprocate and facilitate an exchange for their students at some stage in the future.”

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