Two Towns – Eckernförde and Porvoo/Borgå

This blog is used to present students from Linné school in Hässleholm and Furutorp school in Vinslöv, who are taking part in an exchange with Eckernförde in Germany or Porvoo/Borgå in Finland. Students from our partner schools are very welcome to comment on our presentations!

Lisa Prins – Linné school – Finland 2018


My name is Lisa Prins and I’m 15 years old. I live in a city called Hässleholm here in Sweden. I live in a house with my mother called Monica, she is 45 years old. She works as a teacher in 3th grade in a school called Grönängsskolan. My dad called Ola and he is 51 years old. He works in our food market called “Ica Maxi”. My big sister called Elin and she is 18 years old. She go her last year in high school. My little brother called Tim, he is 11 years old. he go in 5th grade.

On my spare time I often go out with friends or I just stay home with my family. My favourite subject in school is physical education. I don´t really like school so much.

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Embla Hägelmark – Linné school – Finland 2018


I’m Embla Hägelmark, a fifteen year old girl and in March sixteen (grade 9).

I live right in the centre of the town Hässleholm in an apartment with five rooms, a kitchen and two toilets. It’s on the same street that goes from the courthall through the centre and down to the hospital.

I live with my mother Syrene, my father Lennart and my little black cat Peppar, that’s pepper in swedish because of her color. But I do also have a sister called Freja and she’s 28 years old and comes and visit us a couple of times a week, mostly at the weekends.

I do like school and my favourite subjects is probably english, swedish and social studies.

On my sparetime I used to play volleyball but my team is split up now, but I dance twice a week though, with my friend Jenna and some other nice persons.

It’s two different groups, both of them is showdance groups but one of them is more like some kind of street dance.

I also love to travel and that’s one of the reasons to why I want to visit you guys in Finland. I also hope to learn a lot and meet new persons!



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Tindra Persson – Linné school – Finland 2018

Hello my name is Tindra Persson and I live in Hässleholm, Sweden.

I have one sibling, his name is Hugo and he is my little brother. My parents live together in a house (with us of course). It’s a house with 2 floors, my room is  upstairs. There is a living room, a kitchen, and we have built a winter garden. Downstairs is my parents’  bedroom. We have one dog named Svante, a guy, he is a vaktel (in Swedish). I bike to school, it’s not that far but I am lazy. In my free time I go dancing, 2 times a week.

I would like to go to finland because I want to get to know new people and have a good time. I want to practise my English and get to know a new country.

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Linus Fredriksson- Linné school- Finland 2018

The Finland Exchange

My name is Linus Fredriksson and I’m 14 years old and live in Ljungdala, Hässleholm in an apartment. I`m 165cm. So I’m small for my age.

I live with my mom Alexandra and my dog Rambo and my  cat named Virus.(Irony intended)I like to play video games but especially C&C 3 or hoi4. So my favorite food is not really a food .Is bacon! My favorite bands is Sabaton and Metallica and  I am not a sports person. I have no allergies and I like most food and I also like to spend time with my friends.I want to do the exchange for the experience and I think it will be fun.

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Tess Strand, Linné school

Hi, my name is Tess!

I’m 13 years old and live in Ulsala a little bit outside Hässleholm. I live with my mom and dad, we live on a farm on the countryside with many dogs. I like it here because it´s calm, and you have a bigger freedom than in the city. With that said, I wouldn´t like it less in the city because it´s closer to my friends and school.

When I´m not in school I like to be with my friends, watch ice hockey, play instruments and fix with my EPA tractor. The best hockey team according to me is Toronto Maple Leafs, and my favourite player is William Nylander. I also play the drums on Thursdays and sometimes the guitar. The best thing with drums is that you learn to think fast but still carefully, and you even learn how to do more than one thing at the same time.
This spring I´m going to start play rugby, that´s like american footboll but without all 
protections. The only thing you got to protect yourself with is a mouthguard. 

My favourite subject in school is math, social studies and German, and the one subject I don´t like is naturscience because I think it’s uninteresting and a heavy subject.
When I finish ninth grade, I will apply for a school in Scotland, thats 
called The Mary Erskine School. The school is located about 5-15 minutes from central Edinburgh, and its an all-girls independent secondary school.

That´s the basic information about me, hopefully there´s somebody who´s interested in the some same things as me.
Look forward to meeting you!

Best regards,
Tess Strand

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Olof Joelsson – Linné school

About myself


My name is Olof Joelsson and I am fourteen years old. I come from Hässleholm in the south of Sweden. I like to work on my farm, play handball and play football. On my farm my family has about three hundred cows and some other animals like a dog and cats. I go to Linné school in class 8:1 and it´s a quite big school. I live with my mom and dad who are 45 and 50 years old. I also live with my three sisters, Märtha, Julia, Matilda who are 11, 20 and 20 years old. On my spare time I also like to listen to music, my favorite music is 80´s hard rock. I do not really like to read books but when I do I read the newspaper. My favourite food is entrecote. I did this exchange because it´s really fun to meet new people especially from other countries. My expectations is to see how the school in Finland is.

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Thion Ovredsson – Linné school – Finland 2018


My name is Thion. I am 14 years old and I live in Stoby. It is like a small village in outskirt of Hässleholm. I would like to go to Porvoo beacuse I need to learn more English. Now a little bit about myself. My favorite subject in school is physical education. The other subjects in school is not that funny! There are 5 of us in my family. It is my parents and my 2 siblings. We have animals like rabbits, a turtle and 3 dogs. My favorite food is baked potato with meet. I also like animals and nature. I have a sport to! I train karate 3 times in a week. I have brown belt and in the summer I will take black… I study on LInneskolan in Hässleholm and my class is 8:3. I also like music and my favorite artist is Hasse Andersson and I also like to spend time with my friends. I am 177cm tall and I have no allergisnand I like the most food. I have already done one exchange with a German partner from Eckernförde. It was very funny so I am looking forward to you. See you soon. Best wishes Thion Ovredsson from Sweden!!

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Tess Ekstrand Linné school

My presentation – Tess

Hello! My name is Tess and I’m fourteen years old. I live in Hässleholm with my family. In my family we are four, it’s me, mom, dad, my little brother and our dog. My dog is a Samojed and his name is Keron.

On my spare time I like to shopping, training and meet new friends. I also like to travel but my family and I don’t travel so much but the few times we had traveled, I love it!

I do 3 sports, athletics, dance and a little on orientation. First I just trained athletics and I trained 2 times a week. Now I´m a trainer with my bestfriend to the little kids, but I still train athletics by myself.   

I want to go to Finland because I want to learn more English because I´m not so good at English and I want to become better at it. I would also like to meet new friends and go on adventure.

I have seen some pictures on the blog about Finland and it seems beautiful and nice. I had never been in Finland and I really want to visit your country, because I think it would be funny to visit Finland and meet new friends.

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Film från utbyte med Finland Ht-18

Filmen är gjord av Katri Nokelainen. Tack Katri!

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Presentation Emma

Hello! My name is Emma Högstedt. Iam 13 years old. I live in Vinslöv with my family. In my family we are 4 persons, 1 dog and 1 horse.
Its my mum Sofia, My dad Daniel, My little brother Gustav and our dog. He´s name is Ludde. He is a mixbreed between poodle and cavalier king charles. So he is quite small.

And away from my house there is a stabel. In that stabel i have my horse. I training showjumping with him 1 time in a week and also dressage sometimes. Iam very interest in horses and I have had horses since I was born. In my sparetime i also like to hanging out with my friends and do funny things with them.
A very big interest I have is fashion like clothes and makeup. And I played football her in Vinslöv 2 times in the week.

I listens very mutch at music. Most of the leaderboard.
My favorit subject in school is PE and music. I played piano before but not anymore.

I traveling very much and I think it`s very funny. Last fall i was in Afrika. And past few years ago i was in USA. Eyery summer me and my family go around in Europe with our mobilehome and we also go at beach holiday. My dreams is to traveling around when I getting older. And in sommer I planning to go at Study Abroad to Malta.

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