Barnsley College Higher Education Travel and Tourism students have been inspired by a range of magnificent sights on a trip to Finland.

The students were taken on a whirlwind sightseeing tour, viewing many cultural sites including the British Embassy, Temppeliaukio Church, Hotel Katajanokka and Suomenlinna Island.

Students visited Haaga Helia University and continued their unique link with the University by having a tour of the campus at Porvoo. The University provided a tour of the campus which gave students the opportunity to see how the education systems of Finland and the UK differ.

Trips run every year to allow students to experience different cultures, visit iconic locations and give them the opportunity to gather information and materials that will help with their studies.

Sonia Stanco, 19, of Worsbrough, said: “I will definitely visit Helsinki again in the future. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed being able to have spare time to socialise with each other. It was very good experiencing a different culture and visiting the iconic locations.”

Andrew Hallott, HE Teaching Associate, added: “I’m fortunate enough to have visited this great city several times. The students were a credit to themselves and the College. We will get some feedback from the students and use this to plan for next year!”