Sotunki Upper Secondary School has 460 students aged from 16 to 20, 250 adult students in its Distance Learning Centre and 25 full-time teachers . The school is situated in the eastern part of the City of Vantaa close to our capital Helsinki. Vantaa is the fourth largest city in Finland with a population of 228 000 inhabitants. The school is situated in a beautiful valley, in the middle of sport grounds. An athletics field, baseball and football fields, a swimming hall, skiing tracks and terrain…suited for orienteering are all just a stone's throw away from our school.
Thanks to the excellent surroundings, our school is able to offer a wide variety of sport activities. Most upper secondary schools in Finland emphasize one or two subjects in their curriculum. Sotunki's surroundings being so ideal for many different sports, we emphasize physical education and sports. Our students have a possibility to include a training program as a part of their studies. Our school offers specialized coaches for several sports and we also work in co-operation with various sport clubs in Vantaa. Especially football, floorball, ice hockey, swimming, and athletics have been very popular in the past few years.
The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance, giving easy access to the pavement.
The route to the entrance is guided, smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated and it uses movement-guiding surface material.
In the facility
The customer service point has 3 floors.
For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door is heavy. The floor numbers in the lift can be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor stands out from the other buttons. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
The facility has thresholds over 2 cm high.
The doors in the facility stand out clearly.
The facility has a toilet marked as accessible on the same floor as the entrance. One or both sides of the toilet seat lack a support rail.
The entrance "alternative entrance"
The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door opens easily manually.