Meeting with the Ambassador of Finland

The students of our school are often asked what makes our gymnasium Scandinavian, and what benefits we have from that other than learning the languages of Scandinavian countries? We can answer this question. A huge bonus for our students is the opportunity to communicate and cooperate with representative offices of Finland, Sweden, Norway and of Denmark in Ukraine and to visit partner schools in the aforementioned countries. On June the 7th, our students – Anastasia Pereverten’, Maxim Martsynovsky and Andriy Berezovsky – met with Yuhoyu Virtanen, the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine. They had the opportunity not only to talk with a top-ranking diplomat, but also to practice conversational English. The meeting was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Finland, its history and its achievements in the fields of education, culture, foreign and domestic policy. In addition, they discussed opportunities for cooperation in the framework of various projects scheduled by our school for the next academic year. The students were extremely satisfied with the results of the meeting. They obtained new knowledge of such an interesting and original country as Finland, and materials for their further work on scientific papers and projects during the next school year.

We are grateful for the hospitality and the opportunity provided by the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv.