Athletics competition (Finland)

We had our athletics competition on our school a few weeks ago. The sports you got to choose from were for example running for 60 or 600 meters, long jump, high jump and shot put. When the day started, all of us had our warm up together, and then it was time for the sports. 

Every sport we did on the day was outside except for high jump, and it was competed on the gymnasium. The day was also a tryout to the final competition between schools in Oulu, and everyone who got to first or second place in any sport has the chance to go and represent our school on the big competition between the schools in a bigger sports stadium, near the center of Oulu. 

Even though there was a chance of getting to the bigger competition, the day was not supposed to take that seriously witch was really nice, and it made the sports enjoyable. On the next week after the competition, there was a distribution of prizes on our gymnasium, and the winners got medals. 

Overall, I think that the day was successful, and it was fun! 

Veera Härkönen, 6B, Pöllönkankaan Koulu

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Annual sports day (Sweden)

Every year in June we have a day with many sports at Bäckskolan. This year our students were divided in 20 country-teams, after all the nations we have in our school and in the project.

During the day the teams played football, tried out athletics and hade various games. After so much motion all students and teachers were really hungry and the food was very appreciated.

Harry Potter inspired data handling! (Wales)

The children in Year 5 (ages 9 and 10) had to work in groups to try out different positions in a game of Quidditch. They created, collected and then interpreted the data. Children then worked as a team to decide which position best suited each member.

Outdoor week (Sweden)

Every year in April our school has a week with more outdoor lessons than usual.

This year we started the days with Tabata, a kind of motion with music. It was fun for all our pupils.

During the school day we had lessons in math, Swedish, science, art or PE outside or had short outdoor breaks between parts of lessons.

One afternoon our staff had an education in Brain breaks and activities to get up the heart rate.