Day 4 Knowing to Santa’s friends And the fourth day of the visit to Finland ends. On the way to Oulu the Integrapp+ group could visit a reindeer farm. In the country, the reindeers felt free and the farm owners, a kindly married couple, gave to the students and teachers some reindeer food so that they could offer to the reindeers. This way, the reindeers came to their hands. It was a lovely time!. After that, the farm owners offered to the Integrapp+ group grilled reindeer sausages and blueberry juice while explained how they took care of the reinders all the year. Thank’s for your
Day 4 Bye bye Oivanki! On the way, the group visit Oulanka, a Finnish National Park bordering with Russia. They could walk thoughout the Park over 2 hours, having a break to have the packed meal, including some sausages to grill beside a river. During the hike, students and teachers could breath clean air, hear the sound of the rapids and see a waterfall. It was a tired but exciting activity.
Day 3 Relax! The Integrapp+ group ended the third day of the Finnish visit following the Finnish customs. Firstly, the began having grilled sausages and pancakes rounding a fire, some of them inside a “kota”, the name of the saamis’ houses, and some of them outside it, beside a lake. It was an emotional activity. Next, students and teachers went to have a sauna following the Finnish traditions. A time inside the sauna, going outside it to have a bath in the… nearly frozen lake and back to the sauna. And the day finished with free time for the students in the camp so that
Day 3 After playing to the work group games, the Oivanki camp staff prepared an enjoying activity: print our personalized T-shirts. They teached to students and teachers the way a t-shirt is manually printed so that each of them could make a personalized one. All of us had fun, firstly choosing between different templates and colors, next painting their own words or figures. Once the students painted the t-shirts it was time to dry them with a hairdryer and iron them about 2-3 minutes. The result was amazing. You can see them in the Instagram profile @oivankikuusamo
Day 3 Funny day! The third day has been a chance to learn at the time that the students play. The Integrapp+ group have traveled to Oivanki, a camp in Kuusamo, Lapland, close to the border of Russia. It has been another great activity of this journey. Firstly, the staff of the Oivanki camp told to the students about the characteristics of a good group. At this time, the students didn’t understand anything about it. They wanted to play, they wanted to run… after grouping the students and explaining to the teachers the dynamics of the games, each group started in one work group game.
Day 2 The second day of the visit finished with free time for students and teachers. All of them began knowing the city center, the town hall building… and finally visiting the seaside and the Oulu port. Beautiful places to live in. The teachers ended their day meeting in their host hotel and the students had free time with their families in the youth center and in the football field. It’s time to rest to the next and long day.
Day 2 The Erasmus+ group continued the second day of the visit knowing about the situation of the refugees and immigrants that arrive to Finland, in most cases not speaking even english. Immigrant students and their teachers of the OSAO vocational college told to the Erasmus+ members about their situation, know and when they arrived to Finland. In groups, the students could make questions to them. A gratifying activity for all of us. Thank’s to the OSAO immigrants, teachers and to the Finnish coordinators for the opportunity.
Day 2 The music room of the Finnish school is the perfect place to record the project hymn. The hymn was composed and written by the Spanish students. In this visit to Finland, all the students have sung their corresponding chorus in their own language and one of them in english while the Spanish students have sung all the lyrics in Spanish. The result of that season is a wonderful song that talks about the topic of the project. in a few days it will be possible to watch a video of the recording season.