Finnish DP students talk about the importance of the IB
Students and educators at Imatran yhteislukio upper-secondary school in Finland are very pleased that the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has granted the school permission to continue teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
The school has offered the DP since 2004 and the school’s IB coordinator Anne Lindell is very happy that the teaching can still be continued. Fine young people have graduated from the programme and come far, she says.
Ulriikka Roiha, Santra Valtonen and Anita Manner, all DP students at Imatran yhteislukio, enjoy the programme. Roiha states that she is relieved that an IB programme will continue to be taught and that younger students will also get the chance to follow the DP. Valtonen in turn thinks that having an IB World School in Imatra is in itself attracting people to the city.
The students picked the IB school because, among other things, the DP’s choice of subjects give a better starting point for studying at university and they are interested in moving abroad. They all agree that following the DP is even better than they ever could have imagined, and especially praise the group spirit and the teachers.