Finse's Lessons Learned

Tidy up after yourself

Tidy up after yourself


We all make a mess sometimes, and as long as we tidy up after ourselves, we are usually forgiven. If you tidy up as you go, there will be less mess in the end to clean up and more time to have fun.

Playing on Wimbledon Common, England

Don't make too much noise

Don't make too much noise


Sometimes, we have to remember that quiet time is very important, because otherwise you might distract adults from focusing on what they are doing.

Pulling oysters, Ston Island, Dubrovnik

Love those who care about you

Love those who care about you


Don't take those who take care of you for granted. They work hard to make sure that you are safe, warm and have what you need. If sometimes they are strict, it's usually for a good reason.

Appreciating my Mummy, Carcassonne, France

Be helpful to others

Be helpful to others


We all need help sometimes, so when your friends are having a difficult time or can't manage to do something by themselves, help them out! Next time it might be you that needs help.

Helping my brothers, Highclere Castle, England

Good manners

Good manners


If you learn good manners when you are little they will last you a lifetime. With good manners you will be welcome almost everywhere! Even perhaps to have tea with the Queen.

Learning how to be obedient, Bowdown House, England

Try your best

Try your best


Some things are easier for us to learn and others are more difficult. All we can do is to try our best at school. As long as you are sure you have given it your best effort, no one can ask more of you.

On the road, somewhere in Europe