PEACE OF NATURE  PEACE OF MIND






Imagine, that you walk in forest on path making no sound. You can see big trees, lakes that mirror the sky and the clouds, and maybe any other hiking on same path. Only quietness and harmony of the woods. Do you feel awesome or afraid?

The silence of forest is an experience of an intensive physical and mental recharge. After having a rest in a quiet place, we can feel ease and be more productive, because silence has a great positive impact .

On this course we get to know, how forests and  Finnish culture are connected. We learn skills and good practices in forest and get information about every-man's-right.We have workshops both indoors and outdoors.We gain knowledge about Eino Leino, the national poet, and his maybe most loved poem Nocturno reflecting the Finnish soul landscape.


"The twinflower's scent,

the water's shade

of these 

my heart's own song is made."

Eino Leino



           SESSIONS     

                                  

                                  2.6.-7.6.2019 confirmed                                                                                 1.9.-6.9.2019   16.-21.8.2020   30.5.-4.6.2021        


PREPARATIONS

Making a short article about own cultural heritage having influences to the identity of the nation

Making an introduction about own school environment, possibilities to find peace of nature.

Working lessons 5

OUTCOMES

-Developing the European dimension by cooperating with teachers from different European countries and different school levels

-Getting to know Finland and Finnish culture

-Gaining an expression and understanding of peace of nature in Finland and preventing information overflow

-Knowing the national poet Eino Leino and his most loved poem Nocturne 

-Learning new skills and good practices in nature, every-man's-rights

-Getting to know Finnish art by using  digital technology

-Getting mental and physical resources

-Increasing skills how to use eTwinning after course to create new projects

FOLLOW-UP

eTwinning, using twinspace to create new projects and keep on friendships

Presentations of workshop

Evaluation and feed-back of the course

Completing course reports to be send to NA

Working lessons 5


PROGRAM 

Arriving and checking in hotel. First meeting in the evening, welcome

DAY 1 

Getting to know each other

The aims and program of the week

Travel diaries

Discussions about noise pollution, silence, peace of nature inside city and nearby areas. Environmental education, social inclusion, active role, belonging to a group.

Picnic to Botanic garden of Oulu university or culture walk

DAY 2 

Eino Leino's Nocturne

Music and the Finnish soul landscape

Workshop at Dance school


DAY 3

Whole day visit to nearby island Hailuoto, hiking

Every man's rights

Presenting poems

DAY 4 

Workshop outdoors

Evening together, making Finnish food

DAY 5 

eTwinnig for keeping up friendships and creating new projects

Travel diaries

Evaluation and feedback of the week

Certificates and farewell

Lunch together (12:00-13:00 optional)

Working lessons 40

Course fee: 440€  covering organisational support in intercultural preparation, tuition, materials, mentoring during the course, post course support and certification . ( Does not include accommodation, local travel or meals). Remember the VAT number, the owner of the school has it.

Courses are open also for private participants, who can have also other financial recourse than Erasmus+ KA1.( For them and organisations without VAT code it is course fee +VAT 24%

TRAVELLING

By air via Helsinki to Oulu,  train from Helsinki to Oulu, or straight flights from Europe to Oulu.

ACCOMMODATION 

It`s easier for participants to have same hotel. We inform about hotel after registration. Hotel fee will be in frame of daily allowances for accommodation and subsistence (separate from course fee). But you are free to choose any other hotel.

PRE-REGISTER

Please send us your INTEREST/PRE-REGISTRATION (free form)  to Mrs. Paula Saanio via email info@helea.eu   

In return we send a confirmation and additional information about the FINAL REGISTRATION, You pay the course fee and buy the tickets only after you have made the final registration.