At the start of the day the school held an opening ceremony. The headmaster warmly welcomed the foreign visitors from Estonia and Lithuania. After the welcoming words, the 7th graders put on a short music performance. Then the head of the student council, Heta, with Aleksi’s help, gave a brief but interesting presentation about the activities and companies in Lappajärvi and the birth of the lake.
Google Meet and Abitti
We experimented on our conferencing system, Google Meet and on our digital course exam system, Abitti. We took a quiz in Abitti about literature and Finland. The quiz was quite hard for everyone and it boiled down to just guessing for a lot of people. Then we went to eat at the vocational school cafeteria. The cafeteria was filled to the brim and the atmosphere was intense.
Field trip and water samples
The teachers gave us instructions about getting water samples from Lake Lappajärvi. We were divided into 4 different groups. Each group took two samples from two different locations. The locations were Halkosaari and Tarvola. The samples from Halkosaari were marked with the letter A and from Tarvola with B. The samples were taken from the depth of 1 meter. The temperatures were taken on the spot and they were about 2.2℃.
It also offered the foreigners a chance to make a little sightseeing tour of Lappajärvi.
Lastly, we had different games in the auditorium of the school. These games were centered around names. It was a great way to get to know everyone’s name and everybody had a great time.
In the evening foreigners and their hosts went to Lappajärvi youth center. Some people played table tennis, air hockey and a dancing game called Just Dance. It was an enjoyable experience for a lot of people.