- Idea is to get the students to know each other and have support
from the older students with school and school life. The students
understand each other better than they do understand adults, so
it's important to have senior students guiding them through the
3. School tours
- The Outreach youth workers
visit the local schools to tell about their work for the
graders. This is also done to help the students seek help with
past-school situations and problems.
4. Gender specific youthwork
- Idea of the girl
centered school group
is to give 13-17 year-old girls a chance deal with hard situations
in their life, with the professional youth workers assistance.
Themes can be bullying, loneliness, issues at home or similar
problems. It's important for the girls to understand and react to
their emotions, which they express through power. The main idea is
to channel their power into something useful and productive,
instead of misbehaving and destructive behaviour. Their aggression
is dealt in a safe and understanding environment and correct focus
of their emotions. The group starts with individual interviews
where the students can come alone, or with a parent, curator,
nurse or a teacher.
- Boy centered school work
focuses on students understanding of their own characteristics and
behaviour, instead of the dominating peer pressure which can be
seen during recessions and between classes. In the groups the boys
have chance to channel their emotions and rebellious spirit to
something useful. The activities give room for letting out steam
and getting something else on their minds. It's focused on the
”learning by doing” method, so it's very activity based. It
aims to develop their school motivation, social skills and
self-esteem using the right tools.
5. Anti-drug days for 6th
- The anti-drug days are done with the co-operation of the citys
information team to give proper information to the students
approaching a new school environment and teenage. During the event
the students are given information about substances such as
tobacco, snuff, alcohol, energy drinks, internet etiquette and
whichever phenomenom is seen important to talk about. Youth and
leisure students of Peräpohjolan Opisto organize visual and
interactive showrooms regarding each topic, and afterwards talk
about facts and myths regarding these topics. After the students
have gone through all the topics, the day is ended with a
discussions where students can share their thoughts on the day and
Sixth graders are seen as a good target group, because their
substance experiments are usually quite rare, compared to the
years to come. It's essential to give appopriate information
before they hear false information from their peers, hoping to
prevent bad habits in the critical years.
Sixth grader also have chance to visit the youth clubs before they
start in a new school. This gives them a chance to meet the youth
leaders, clubs and what is generally done at clubs. They will be
old enough to participate in the activities during the upcoming
semester, so it's seen beneficial that students have a chance to
meet up with youthworkers before that.
6. ”Treasure hunt”, integration day for the high school
-Moving on to yet another
school degree, the fresh 1st
year high school students are given a chance to build up their
team spirit and get to know each other better during the
integration day. On top of that the high school students have an
annual ”Labor Day Rebellion” at the end of the semester, where
they get a chance to take part in different workshops all around
the city. The starting freshmen (1st
grade students) are arranged a tour in the youth services by
visiting the youth information center Aaltonen.
- Tutors are students, who help
out their peers in school related issues and work as an example for
others. Tutors are positive, social, friendly and understanding.
They also help out planning events and gatherings in the school with
the assistance of Youth service staff. Tutors are lead by youth
leader Johanna Kallio. email@example.com
8. Adapteri media workshop project
- Adapteri is a workshop project which aims to develop youth work
services using creativity and technology, utilizing different
forms of modern media. The project works with multiple schools to
ensure high quality activities. The project is also open for
everyone interested, regardless of study focus. Media and it's resources are just one of the teaching methods
available. Media can be used in many forms and occasions, and the
Adapteri workshops are always shapeable to fit the cause. Media
can be used to discuss and visualize different themes (like
racism, sexuality, bullying) or fit for different school subjects.
Adapteri headquarters work in youth information centre Aaltonen in
central Tornio, across the mall.
The most important features at
the workshop are excitement for new things, making young peoples
voices heard and learning new things. For more information,
contact Markku Lukkariniemi (firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0400 768604.