During summertime the best places for aquatic activities are the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium. Kupittaa is the long time favourite of families with children. Samppalinna offers excellent facilities for fitness swimmers as well.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear
…you do not have a job or a study place
…you are lonely and want something to do
…filling official forms feels difficult
…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.
The statutory preschool education of the City of Turku is meant for all children under school age one year before the start of the child’s compulsory school education. The duration of the free preschool education is at least 700 hours per year, that is, approximately four hours a day.
There are two Swedish language immersion groups in Kerttuli Day Care Unit: one for 5-year olds and one preschool education group. The used format is early and complete immersion.
You can do self-directed aqua jogging in all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beaches maintained by Turku City.
Instructed aqua jogging is available at Impivaara Swimming Hall.
Aqua jogging belts can be borrowed free of charge in:
- Impivaara Swimming Centre
- Petrelius Swimming Hall
- Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium
- Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena
You can use your own clean aqua jogging belt in indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At beaches you must have your own aqua jogging belt with you.
The Swedish Language Section of Education Committee is responsible for Swedish language services. The Swedish language services are directed by Liliane Kjellman.
Hey you under 29-year-old! Would you like to try out various crafts, or do you need something to do during the day?
In the youth workshops you can try the work of:
- a furniture maker
- a painter
- a metal workshop worker
- a real estate manager
- a repairer
- a textile or craft worker
While working, you can discuss solutions to everyday challenges with the youth workers and career planners.
Contact us and come check out the youth workshops of Fendari. Here you can see real examples of handiworks!
The goal of preparatory education is to give immigrant students necessary abilities in order for them to move on to basic education. Preparatory education is given to basic education students who have recently moved to Finland, whose language skills are not proficient enough to study in normal basic education groups. Preparatory education is centralized to few schools. Grades 1-6 preparatory education is given at the Varissuo and Pansio schools and Luostarivuori school's Martti and Kerttuli units.
Special day care is for children with impaired possibilities for development, growth and learning. Discovering the child’s need for support at an early stage will contribute favourably to the child’s growth.
The supporting measures are usually organized in the child’s own day care centre or family day care. A child’s rehabilitation plan will be made for the child together with parents, day care personnel and other professionals. The day care personnel are responsible for compiling and implementing the plan.
Types of special group arrangements:
The Swedish language class offers an intensive immersion possibility for all students who are native speakers of Finnish, as the class teacher's mother tongue is Swedish, which he/she uses in teaching for all subjects and lessons 100% for the first two years. Pupils also learn to read and write in Swedish. The use of Finnish in teaching increases from third grade onwards from 30% up to 50% in the fifth and sixth grades. Finnish lessons and other subjects that require Finnish are taught by another teacher who speaks Finnish as his/her mother tongue.
The City of Turku maintains some sports and exercise halls where it is possible to do many kinds of sports and exercise. Some of the halls are open for both individual users as well as for groups. Some halls serve only sports and exercise clubs and their members.
The City of Turku maintains one skateboard hall and eight skateboarding places and skateparks.
You can see the list of all beaches in Turku. Click on the name of a beach and then "Show more" to see all the information about the beach.
Information and guidance point Nuorten Turku is a service meant for everyone under the age of 29. Parents can also use the service.
There are three computers, a copy machine, scanner and a telephone available for your use free of charge. You may search information independently or with the help of the staff members.
You may visit at any time during the opening hours without an appointment, but you can also make an appointment if you wish. You can also send your questions via email, through Facebook and WhatsApp or by making a phone call. Welcome!