"Oh, pine tree, you grow on the heath, so tall, straight and firm; see I a pine forest growing thick, there I shall stop and fell logs for my cabin."
Männikkö (Pine Forest) School is situated on a beauty spot called Myllymäki (Mill Hill) about eight kilometers from the center of Lapua. The school building - built in 1920 and completely renovated in 1992- offers excellent premises for unique, modern, constantly developing learning methods. To the children the beautiful hill surrounded by pines presents all-year opportunities for imaginative recess-games, such as hut-building, sliding and tobogganing. There are 64 pupils and four teachers in our school. Ulla Hietamäki teach Grade 0, Jaana Taipale Grades 1-2 Elina Suutala Grades 3-4 and the principal Tero Ala- Nissilä Grades 5- 6. Seija Mäntylä, the English teacher and Tuula Tervonen, the special teacher come to our school twice a week. Welcome to wear out the seat of your trousers on Männikkö hill as dozens of age groups have done before you!