Winter sports around the school: <ul><li>Ringette is a team sport played on a ice surface. Played primarily by females, Ringette requires the use of straight sticks to control a rubber ring; with the objective of the game being to score goals by shooting the ring into the opponent's net. </li></ul>
This is the library/sports hall right next to our school. Antero’s school mates hang around there often after school. There are lots of things to do there.
Our town centre is quite small. There are only a few supermarkets and shops there. And hardly any monuments…but Antero found one!! A statue of a dog behind the local bank.
There are three main churches in our town. <ul><li>This is the nearest to our school. </li></ul>
And this is the church of Saint Lawrence which is about six kilometres from our school. The oldest part of the medieval church is from the end of the 15th century.
Antero also visited Hämeenlinna . Hämeenlinna is one of the oldest towns in Finland. It takes about 15 minutes from Turenki to Hämeenlinna by car. Many teachers from Turenki school live in Hämeenlinna. <ul><li>This is the town hall of Hämeenlinna. </li></ul>
Hämeenlinna Church <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Hämeenlinna Church (L. J. Desprez, 1798) was built as a rotunda modelled on the Pantheon in Rome. The altar stood in the middle of the amphitheatre-shaped church, and the pulpit was above the sacristy door. </li></ul>
Häme Castle in Hämeenlinna Häme Castle is one of Finland’s medieval royal castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region. The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi.
All the birds don’t fly away. Antero found a flog of waxwings.
The Aulanko Park <ul><li>The history of Aulanko Park dates back to 1883 when Hugo Standertskjold bought Karlberg Manor. He had the area created to be an English-style park between 1883 and 1910. Most of the buildings were built in the beginning of the 20th century, and the trees in the park are mainly from the 1930s. </li></ul>
Back inside… <ul><li>Can you find me among my friends? </li></ul>