Breakfast for Mum

Happy Mother’s Day, Mum!

tea with milk and sugar / coffee with milk and sugar

bread with butter, cheese and cucumber

strawberries with cream

biscuits and strawberry cake

By Class 1a in 2020

Lied für Mama

Alles Gute, Mama. Alles Liebe, Mama. Alles Gute, alles Liebe zum Muttertag.

Du bist nett, du bist hübsch, du bist wunderbar. Ich liebe dich, Mama.

Am Muttertag essen wir Kuchen, trinken wir Limo, sehen wir fern.

Das machen wir zusammen gern.

Alles Gute, Mama. Alles Liebe, Mama. Alles Gute, alles Liebe zum Muttertag.

Du bist nett, du bist hübsch, du bist wunderbar. Ich liebe dich, Mama.



Enea from Italy

Enea from Italy was in our Teams lesson on 1st April, 2020 during the worldwide lockdown due to the corona virus.

Enea is fifteen years old. He lives near Bologne. He has a little sister and a younger brother. Enea likes music: he plays the guitar and the piano. He also likes watching basketball, though he doesn’t play himself. He does do sports, though. He does boxing and stunt biking. He likes spending time outdoors in parks in fresh air and enjoying the sunny and beautiful Italian weather.

Enea also likes going to the centre of Bologne. Bologne is famous for her towers, schools and the university, which is one of the oldest in Europe. Enea’s favourite city, though, is Milan in northern Italy. Milan is beautiful with beautiful parks. You can go bikeriding there and use the excellent public transportation.

The best thing about Italy, though, is the good food – pasta and pizza. Pizza margherita is Enea’s favourite. The best cook in Enea’s family is the grandmother. Enea goes to have lunch at his grandparents’ house every day after school. Though not at the moment: during the six-week lockdown Enea hasn’t been able to see his grandparents at all and therefore, hasn’t been able to enjoy his grandmother’s excellent cooking either.

Thank you Enea for the interview (and for skipping your maths class for us). We hope you can see your grandparents soon.

Class 6a


Visitors from São João do Estoril, Cascais, Portugal

Principal José Loureiro visited Tampere and Lamminpää School with his wife Cristina and daughter Joana on 8th August, 2019

Principal Matti Taimi and Lamminpää School received many presents: a book about Cascais, a book about the 50 years of Escola Secundária S. João do Estoril and a medal

The guests got to see the first school day of the 1st grade – they were probably as excited and nervous as the 1st grade pupils. The more nervous they got when they heard that they would be playing baseball and floorball with pupils from 6a. They got a bit more relaxed when they realized that they would just be watching and trying them out. Principal Loureiro and Joana managed to hit the ball in baseball straight away!! It turned out they had both played a lot of ballgames. In the canteen, they tasted Finnish school food, fish fingers.

In the afternoon, they saw lots of churches – Messukylä Old Church, Kaleva Church and Tuomiokirkko the Cathedral – along with Näsinneula Observation Tower and Milavida Museum.

On Friday the 9th, they visited the very modern Finnish International School of Tampere in the city centre, where they met with Principal Ulla Hiltunen. They also visited the more traditional Svenska Samskolan, where they met with Principal Ronny Holmqvist and the Head of Daycare Maria Välimäki. Principal Loureiro and his family were very impressed with all the wonderful schools we have here in Tampere and wish to thank all their hosts. In Fista and Svenska Samskolan the guests heard about foreign language tuition and the position of the Swedish speaking minority here in Finland. Portugal has lots of immigrants but no minority such as the Swedish speaking in Finland. They found the cooking and the crafts classrooms very interesting, too. These subjects used to taught in Portugal but aren’t anymore.

On Friday afternoon Anne Lintula gave the guests a tour on the surroundings of the rapids with insight into the history of our textile industry. Portugal used to have a lot of textile industry as well, but mainly in Central and Northern Portugal, not in the Lisbon area. After the history tour, Joana got her wish and was able to go on the many rides of Särkänniemi.

On Saturday, the Loureiro family took a train to Helsinki where they visited the Temple Square Church and the Finnish National Gallery Ateneum. On Sunday they took a boat trip out in the sea.

On Monday, the family moved on to Saint Petersburg in Russia, which – curiously enough – has a very strong connection with Tampere, as we learned in Milavida. The people along with the money that founded Tampere and her factories came via St. Petersburg, though the people were not Russian as such.

On behalf of the City of Tampere, I wish to express our deepest thanks to Principal Loureiro and his wife Cristina and daughter Joana for their visit and their lovely presents. You are most welcome to visit us again, any time. The invitation includes other school staff members and students, too.

Muito obrigado, Diretor Loureiro, Dona Cristina e Joana pela visita e pelos presentes. Sejam cordialmente bem-vindos outra vez. Beijinhos e abraços.

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Marianne from Canada

Our guest Marianne from Canada told us a lot of interesting things about Canada, about history, the cities, food, sports, and other activities. She told us that Canada’s name comes from the Iroquois word ”village”. The Canadian flag is red and white with a maple leaf. Canada is the second largest country in the world but there are only 35 million people there. The time difference between Finland and Canada is seven hours.

Canada is divided into 10 provinces. The biggest city is Toronto, but the capital city is Ottawa. Marianne is from Montreal, from Quebec. Quebec is a French-speaking province. Montreal is famous for her icehockey team the Montreal Canadiens. The Finnish Saku Koivu was the team captain for about ten years. He was called the Little Viking. Saku Koivu was loved in Montreal, not only for being a great player but also for raising money for a hospital and cancer patients. Montreal is a great place to have fun. This is due to historic reasons. During the Prohibition in the USA, Montreal was the place to go and have fun. There is a lot of street art, lots of festivals and also circus, Completely Circus, there, too. There are lots of cafés in Montreal, too. The traditional food of Montreal is the poutine: it’s French fries with cheese, gravy and lots of salt. Canada is famous for maple syrup: it’s gathered from a maple. It’s usually eaten with pancakes, but you can make maple syrup lollipops, too: you need hard maple syrup, put it on a stick, and roll it in snow. That’s popular especially in festivals and at Christmas. Christ ears, fried pig fat, is popular at Easter. Meat and sugar pies are popular, too and so is Chinese paté. Montreal hosted the 67 Expo and the 1976 summer olympics, where Lasse Virén won us two gold medals.

Canada just loves icehockey but she is good at other winter sports such as downhill skiing. Canadians are good swimmers, too. And Canadians have their own version of American football.

Canada is a peaceful country but she’s had difficult patches. Jacques Cartier discovered Canada in 1534 for France thinking he has arrived in India. The symbolic head of state, however, is the Queen of England. Canada became independent in 1867 but the battle between the English and the French continued as a battle between the two (languages). During World War II, Montreal was against all men being recruited (Canada fought alongside with the USA). The French-speaking Quebec province wanted independence, and there was violence due to it in the 1970’s. The Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (his son Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister) stopped the independence riots aggressively. There were two referendums about the independence later, in 1980 and in 1995, which the French-speaking population lost. Since 1977 everyone has to speak French in Quebec and learn it since 1st grade. In 1981 the constitution was changed to reduce the power of Quebec: Quebec still hasn’t signed the ”new” constitution. Nevertheless, 300 000 English-speaking people have left the province.

There is a lot of wildlife in Canada. Places like Yukon National Park, Prince Edward Island, Banff National Park in Alberta, the Niagara Falls, and Whistler, are all worth a visit.

Marianne herself studies Psychology. She has two big sisters. She likes skiing, reading and walking. She doesn’t have any pets at the moment.

Thank you very much, Marianne. You are nice, friendly and polite just like all the Canadians.

By classes 6a and 6c (May 2018)



My father / grandfather is the best!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad / Grandad!

You’re the best father ever!!

Thank you, Dad, for taking me to places. It’s great. Thank you, Dad, for taking me on holidays. Thank you, Dad, for buying me sweets / candy. Thank you, Dad, for playing with me football, with legos and dogs. Thank you, Dad, for teaching me how to walk. Thank you, Dad, for helping me with things.

On the 8th of November, 2017

By Class 4a






My Mother

I love my mother. She is clever, nice, beautiful, lovely, friendly and helpful. She likes coffee. She likes cake. She likes candy / sweets. She likes pets. She likes cats. She likes smiling. She likes pink. She likes me. She likes being with me.

On the 15th of May, 2017

By Class 3c




Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Muttertag, Mutti!

Meine Mutter ist die beste. Sie ist nett, toll und froh. Sie ist auch hübsch und freundlich. Sie mag Champagne trinken. Sie mag Hunde. Sie mag Musik. Sie mag Tanzen. Sie mag Kochen. Sie mag Putzen. Sie mag schöne Haare. Sie mag  Babys. Sie mag Sport. Sie mag Kaffee  – z.B. Cappuccino –  oder Tee mit Schokoladenkuchen. Sie mag auch Blumen.

Viele Küsse, Mama und einen herzlichen Muttertag!

wünscht Dir die Klasse 3a am 12. Mai 2017