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Spain, The Canary Islands

Valsequillo de Gran Canaria is a Canarian municipality in the eastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 8,381 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 214.07/km² and the area is 39.15 km². Valsequillo is situated in a mountain setting. Valsequillo is located southwest of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and west of Telde and is on a road linking it to the capital as well as Telde, Vega de San Mateo and the northwestern part of Gran Canaria. The main industries are agriculture and tourism. Besides visiting the church of San Miguel tourists can also find in the narrow streets of Valsequillo several sculptures representing quotidian moments. Farmland is situated in the valleys, while the mountains cover most of Valsequillo.

Valsequillo Almond trees are popular

We are recognized World Heritage for trekking

Our local products are famous all around Europe and further!!!


Aalborg (or Ă…lborg) is a Danish industrial and university city in North Jutland. The city of Aalborg has a population of 106,916 making it the fourth largest city in Denmark in terms of population.

The municipality of Aalborg has a population of 203,448 making it the third most populous municipality in the country after Copenhagen and Ă…rhus. The earliest settlements date back to around AD 700. Aalborg's location by the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, and an industrial centre later. Today, the city is in transition from a workingclass industrial city to a knowledgebased.

School life at Gistrup Skole Gistrup Skole is a public school, fully financed by the Municipality of Aalborg. Gistrup is in Northern part of Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. The school is situated South East of the regional center Aalborg, and functions as a suburb to Aalborg. The town has 3.573 inhabitants. The housing is mostly single family homes. The countryside around Gistrup is mostly fields and wooded hills, with patches of urban development.

Gistrup Skole aims to create able citizens, who can function and participate in an ever changing world. Learning and versatile personal development are central values for Gistrup Skole. The students are organized into three departments.

Primary School, classes 1, 2, 3. Age of pupils 7 – 10 years old. Middle School, classes 4, 5 ,6. Age of pupils 11- 13 years old. Secondary School, classes 7, 8, 9. Age of pupils 14-16 years old.

Each department has three years of pupils. Every year has a core team of teachers, who follow the pupils for three years. These teacher teams work with a certain degree of autonomy. The teacher teams coordinate teaching and activities in regular meetings on departmental level.

Each class of pupils has around 25 pupils. The maximum number of pupils in each class is 28. The staff as a whole consists of 58% women and 42% men. Gistrup Skole has an after-school institution called “DUS”. The teachers there are “recreation centre teachers” The “DUS” is financed in part by the families, which use it, and the Municipality. The “DUS” is a natural and integrated part of the school. The “DUS” uses the main school buildings and shares the resources of the school. The “DUS” is not a place for traditional teaching, but a place where personal development, social skills, well-being and nature are thought into the activities. The recreation center teachers take part in some of the lessons in Primary School. The school management consists of a management team and the School Board. The management team consists of the Headmaster, the Deputy Headmaster and the “DUS” manager.The School Board consists of elected parent representatives, staff representatives and the headmaster. Gistrup Skole aims to qualify the working and learning environment by having a decentralized structure, where planning and academic development is in the hands of the three departments, the

Learning Center (library), and the school subject faculties. The School management and the School Board see it as a basic task to create a framework through clear principles to support this decentralized structure.

The principles are reviewed on a regular basis to keep Gistrup Skole in good working order. Gistrup Skole is active in securing pupil and parent democracy. Pupils are involved where it is relevant. There is a Pupil Council, which is heard on various issues. Parents are involved through parent groups in each class. Parents have meetings twice a year with some of the relevant teachers to hear of their child’s status. In addition to this teachers and parents communicate through an internal school mail service on news and other relevant issues.

Blarney, Ireland I teach in Blarney. Blarney is a small town outside Cork city in the south of Ireland. It has a population of approximately 5,000 people. There are 2 primary schools and 1 secondary school in the town. I teach in the Irishspeaking (Gaelscoil) school. There are about 120 pupils in my school. Click here to visit our website:

Famous landmarks Blarney Stone By kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, it is claimed that one can receive the "Gift of the Gab" (eloquence, or skill at flattery or persuasion). Blarney Woollen Mills Built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was originally known as Mahony's Mills. It was a water powered mill, producing mainly tweeds and woollens. After closing in the early 1970s, the mills were re-invented by local entrepreneur Christy Kelleher as a gift store servicing tourists visiting the village.

Hurling is a popular sport in cork. This is a game where 15 players with a hurley and a sliotar (small ball) try and score goals and points by hitting the ball in between the goal posts. It is a very fast paced game. Special trainers visit our school every week helping the children to play this sport.


IN FINLAND Finland is situated In Scandinavia. Our neighbours are Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia. Finland looks like a lady with one Arm. Once she had two arms, but She lost it. ď Œ.

Oulu In winter. You can see Oulu cathedral and Oulu Lyceum where

3 of our presidents have studied !

Oulu in summer ! Wellcome to the Nallikari –beach !!!

Market place and lots of private boats!

This is my school, Oulun normaalikoulu. It is part of the Oulu University. In the other picture you can see our pupils at the interactive board. They use also Ipads.

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