keskiviikko 14. joulukuuta 2016

Human Rights Day at Laanila High School

Writing letters to the presidents of Malawi and Azerbaijan and taking action for a fairer world. 
Together we are powerful!

torstai 1. joulukuuta 2016

Digital art, new technology, multiculturalism to unite

"Home" dance's presentation launches in Oulu

FTimes Report, Nov 7

A celebration of diversity will be seen in Oulu when the first presentation of “Home” will be launched in December, said a press release.
The production, which has been built by local students together with young immigrants, unites dance, new technology and multiculturalism.
The group consists of young immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Congo, Great Britain, Japan and Kosovo as well as their Finnish peers.
The aim of this pilot project is to offer young people an opportunity to create high quality art in a multicultural group which helps the members of the group start new friendships and integrate into the local community while learning new skills.
In addition to choreography and dance, the participants will learn new skills, for example, in interactive visual design, costume design, make-up, music and filming. The project consists of 20 young students from Laanila School, Laanila High School and Vuolle Community College.
“Home” is a touching show that celebrates diversity and is flavoured with the personal stories of the participants. The show is expected to increase the visibility of multiculturalism and the mutual understanding between people in Oulu.
The seven weeks’ project is implemented together with Laanila School, Laanila High School, Vuolle Community College, Cultural Centre Valve, EduLab at the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu, International Teacher Education of Oulu University and Oulu City Theatre. The project is supported by Central Arts Council.
The pilot is coordinated by TaikaBox ry which is a dance and digital art organization based in Oulu whose aim is to create new technological ways to experience dance.
”Home” will be presented at Cultural Centre Valve as a part of Colourful Cultures Festival at 7:00 pm on the 7th December. The show will remain open for all at free of cost.

keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2016

Unesco ASPnet Polaris Schools' Spring Meeting at Laanila, April, 2016

Thursday, 7th April
9:00 Coffee & Students' Music Presentations
10:00-12:00 Terhi Sainio & Eija Ruohomäki: Workshop: Schools' Own Equality Plans 
12:00-13:00 Satu Haapanen: Situation of the Refugees in the City of Oulu
13:00 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Gilberto Oliveira: "Global Citizen: How We Brought the World into the Classroom at Laanila High School."
15:00 Coffee
18:00 Dinner, Nepalese Restaurant Sauraha, Asemakatu 10, 90100 Oulu,

Friday, 8th April
9:00 Coffee
9:45-10:30 Sanna Saukkonen: Preparatory Class for  Young Refugees at Laanila Comprehensive School
10:30- Future Cooperation Planning for Unesco Polaris Network
10:45-11:30 Tele Conference, Counsellor of Education Paula Mattila, Board of Education
11:30-12:00 Video Conference with Mr Davide Storti, the Programme Specialist Communication and Information Sector UNESCO, Headquarters, Paris
12:00 Lunch
12:30-13:00 Jussi Tomberg: Gulf of Bothnia Project
13:00-14:30 Aili Saukkonen & Vuolle Community College's Young Cultural Ambassadors from Asia, Africa and Europe: ”Life in Finland through the Eyes of Young Immigrants” 
14:30-15:00 Anne Mustakangas-Mäkelä: Gender and Culture Sensitive Work at VuolleCommunity College