Summary of the trip to Finland!

Summary of the trip to Finland!

On Thursday the Icelandic students left Höfn and drove approximately 500km to Keflavík, where the international airport in Iceland is located.


The Icelanders left to Finland at 8:00 Friday morning (11:00 Finnish time), the flight took about 3 hours so they arrived in Finland at 14:00, Finnish time.
Jari and Aliisa were waiting for them when they arrived. Then everybody took a bus from Helsinki to Jämsä, and the first thing the Icelandic students noticed about Finland was the amazing amount of trees everywhere.
The whole group arrived in Jämsä at 17:00, and at that point the Icelandic students had been travelling for over 20 hours and were really tired. After they got to the school Jari showed them the dormitories and they got settled.


The Icelandic group woke up at 9:00, had some breakfast and headed out to take a tour of the school and the area around it. For example they visited the greenhouses and tasted some of the lovely tomatoes that the students grow there.
After a brief tour of the school the whole group went and visited the town of Jämsä.
Then we finally ended the days activities by going to some forest, where we had some coffee and tea. Then everybody headed home and the whole group went in the sauna in the evening, which was kind of strange for the Icelanders.


On Sunday everybody woke up 9:00 and had breakfast of course. While the Finnish students were preparing the upcoming visit to Isojärvi nature park, the Icelanders played ping-pong. When everything was ready everyone headed to the buses and went to Isojärvi.
In Isojärvi a part of the group hiked for about 5 hours while Reija educated them about the wonders of the forest. The other part of the group skipped the hike and prepared the upcoming meal. In the end the two groups met up and everybody had a delicious meal together in the nature.
After that everybody went home and rested their sore muscles after a long day of hiking.


Everybody woke up at 8:00 and finally the Icelandic students met all the Finnish people in the project, since some of them had been at home during the weekend.
Because everyone had finally met, the Finnish people came up with a few introduction games and everyone got to know each other a little bit more. Also the students were split up into the groups that they were going to work in the following two days.
After short meal everyone got together in the school and both the Finnish and the Icelandic students had a presentation about their schools and their countries.
During the afternoon the Icelanders went to Jyväskylä where they took a small tour and then shopped for a couple of hours.


On Tuesday everyone got up really early, or at about 7:00 and had some breakfast.
Then everybody got into their own groups and started working on their projects. Group 1, or the entrepreneurship group, worked on making and designing handicraft.
Group 2, the food group, started planning and buying what they were going to cook for everyone during Wednesday evening.
Group 3, the multimedia group, started working on posters for the walls of the school and writing down a brief summary of each day.
Group 4, the programme group, started planning what they were going to do for fun during the Wednesday evening.
All the groups worked until about 15:00 in the afternoon.


Everyone woke up at about 8:00 and went to breakfast. Then the students started working with their groups to prepare the following night. Then during the evening everyone got together at some lake where we played football, had a relay-race, went to sauna, swam in the lake and had dinner together.


On Thursday everyone woke up at about 7:00 and headed to breakfast.
The day started with the Finnish students telling us about horse entrepreneurship in Finland, and then we went to Pirttjärvi Icelandic horse stables and saw some Icelandic horses. Then we went back to school where the students had a presentation about the Finn horse and the Icelandic horse.
Then we did some cross country riding in Längelmäki Humma-Tupa – stables until about 16:30


Common nordic – Nature and environmental project 2006-2008
Islandic students program in Finland

21.9 Friday
Arrival to Helsinki 2.30 pm/ Jari Järvenranta ,Aliisa Riekkinen

22.9 Saturday
Introducing our school and city of Jämsä
Preparing next day in Isojärvi
Sauna in the evening
Group number 3 began to work (Takes photos)
Jari Järvenranta, Keijo Vehkakoski, Aliisa, Veera, Vilma

23.9 Sunday
Visiting to Naturepark Isojärvi

Jaana Tuppurainen, Jari Järvenranta, Reija Kivelä, Katri, Aliisa, Veera, Vilma, Tiina, Hanna

24.9. Monday
Making groups/ Keijo Vehkakoski, Aliisa ja Veera
-participants from students and teachers

In the afternoon
-Jämsä school (PowerPoint made by Heikki)
-Islandic school (Islandic students)
-Introduction about Island (Islandic students)
-Introduction about horse studies and environmental studies in Jämsä
-Entrepreneuriership studies is Jämsä Education Center (Jari Järvenranta)
-Kalevala-project (Katri ja Tiina makes the show and someone else should present it.)
-Possibility to visit in in Jyväskylä in the evening 17:00 ->

25.9 Tuesday and 26.9 Wednesday
Workshops (four groups)
1. Entrepreneurship and handicraft (willow, recycle material) Jari Järvenranta, Islandic teacher, 4- 6 students
-students must desing and make somekind of handicraft
2. Planning and making good food in campfire, Reija Kivelä, 4-6 students
-prepairing some Finnish and Islandic dishes outdoor for wednesday evening)
-can islandic bring some dryfish with them ??
-all what we need we can buy from Finland
-making posters of traditional campfire foods and also about tradionala diehes in own country
3. Taking photos and making report 2-3 students
-this group will takes fotos and make text about this meeting fot internet.
-maximum 2-4 persons
4. Programme service, planning and completion Keijo Vehkakoski, islandic teacher 3-6 students
-making program for Wednesday evening

In Wednesday evening we introduce our projects.
We hope that we will have good program and good food in evening meeting-

27.9 Thursday

Day with the horses (horses and entrepreneurship)
8.00 – 8.50 Horse entrepereneurship in Finalnd (finnish students)
8.50 Visiting in Pirttijärvi Islandic horse stables
10.45 – 11.30 Lunch
11.30 – 12.10 Finnish horse presentation (Finnish students)/Islandic horse (islandic students)

12.20 Visiting to Längelmäki Humma-Tupa Stables (this is part of students entrepreneurship course : How to organise a trip for turist) Participnat to cross country horse-riding
15.45 Back to school and Dinner
Heli Koskinen, ly06

28.9. Friday
Departure to Helsinki 8 am Ari Porki Headmaster:. 1 hour sightseeing-tour in Helsinki. Departure at 15.20


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