FinlandТs Independence Day
On December the 1st the students of Scandinavian Gymnasium took part in the gala evening on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Finland. In the assembly hall of the Kyiv National Linguistic University the meeting with the Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine Mrs. Aria Makkonen took place.
During the event Professor B. Tsiganok, the President of "Ukraine - Finland"society, I. Seryakova, Vice-Rector for educational work and international relations of KNLU, K. Tishchenko, Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University, Ph.D. Tetyana E. Pushkaryova, the Headmistress of Scandinavian Gymnasium, addressed the audience with welcoming speeches.
The students of the Faculty of Finnish and German philology of KNLU and Tchaikovsky Music Academy prepared a concert program. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the students of Scandinavian Gymnasium who recited poems in Finnish and told the audience how Finnish people had got their independence.
The audience admired Christmas songs sung by our "Merry Notes" vocal and choral ensemble under the direction of V. Yarema and Finnish polka performed by our "Charm" dance theater (artistic director O. Valieva).