Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on toiminut jo yli 35 vuotta vuodesta 1977. Nykyään kokoonnumme kaksi kertaa kuukaudessa lauantaisin St Mary Magdalene Church -kirkon tiloissa Salessa, Etelä-Manchesterissa.
Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on Suomi-Seuran jäsen ja saa sitä kautta toimintaansa valtionapua Suomesta. Koulu on myös Ulkosuomalaisparlamentin jäsen ja tekee tiivistä yhteistyötä Finn-Guildin kanssa. Finn-Guild tukee suomen kielen opetusta ja suomalaista kulttuuria Britanniassa.
Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on Britanniassa rekisteröitynyt poliittisesti ja uskonnollisesti sitoutumaton vapaaehtoisjärjestö nro 1058741.
Tervetuloa tutustumaan koulumme toimintaan!
About the Finnish School in Manchester
The Finnish School in Manchester was founded over 35 years ago in 1977 by local Finnish mums. We currently meet twice a month on Saturdays in St Mary Magdalene's Church Hall, Sale, South Manchester.
Close to Manchester, but in a place Mancunians know to be not quite of this planet, is the Finnish School in Liverpool. Our two schools have very different histories but good links, worth being aware of as we approach the end of term and Independence Day 2016.
Liverpool's suomikoulu resides at the Gustav Adolfs Kyrka in the Baltic Triangle, otherwise known as the Scandinavian Seamen's Church, not far from the Albert Dock and Liverpool One. It's an impressive and very distinctive building. If you ever visit, take the opportunity to see the unique worship space at the top. Apart from religious services, these days the building serves various other functions including the interests of the various Scandinavian communities in the Liverpool area, working together as LiNC. See the various flags outside. Co-ordinated Nordic events include film showings and a Christmas bazaar, this coming weekend I think(?).
Finnish School days are alternate Saturdays, with classes from 2 to 4ish,…
Here's the Manchester Finnish School's website, newly worked over as a blog, and here's our first post. My name's Mark, I'm English, and I've been coming to the Finnish School for *cough* some years. I figured that while the site needs to provide information on classes and school dates and such, we should really use the blog to celebrate why we're here, to feature all the things, big and small, which we enjoy about Finland. Culture, places, events; after a while there should be the sort of variety of posts here which will tickle your curiosity and maybe spark some interest in this very cool country.
What better way to start than to talk about the Finnish School itself?
My interest began with a Finnish band I got into. I saw them twice in Manchester; they're long since departed. They sang in English, but I encountered the language on a fan forum and was intrigued. When the forum's lady boss explained a bit about it, including such nug…
Hyvää uutta vuotta!
And with no pause for breath, let me show off this baking effort - it's my first ever attempt at Runeberg cakes ie. Runebergintortut :)
They'll be available everywhere in Finland at the moment (properly baked ones, that is!). They're traditionally baked to celebrate Runeberginpäivä, the 5th February. J.L. Runeberg is regarded as Finland's national poet - he wrote the original Swedish words for Finland's national anthem - and is an excellent excuse for these tasty treats. I've become quite an addict, since I've often been in Finland at this time, and I've sampled the gamut from posh ones at Stockmann in Helsinki, to vegan/organic ones at an 'alternative' cafe in Joensuu. Which were actually very nice, but then home baked is always best, isn't it?
So I thought, what about baking some myself? And why don't you have a go as well, if you never have? I found I already had several recipes in various books. They do vary, so h…