Activities at Kivitippu
Meeting with a representative of the municipality
The business consultant of the municipality Pauli Kankaanpää told about the history and entrepreneurship of Lappajärvi.
Visiting the meteorite exhibition
We saw many different types of rocks and learned how they were formed. We also did a quiz on the Universe, meteorites and rock types.
The film The Birth of a Lake
The film was a documentary about the Finnish lakes and nature of Finland, as well as the circulation of water and old Finnish mythology. We learned a lot about the fauna and flora of Finland.
The food and drinks were very tasty. We got much energy for the rest of the day.
The fire station rescue demonstration
We saw a very professional demonstration of how the firemen save people who are trapped in an ice hole. The emergency display was about two men walking on the frozen lake when they suddenly fall through the ice. A passer-by spots them and calls the emergency number. The fire brigade arrives with a hovercraft and a driver and a rescue swimmer. There is also a rescue board with rescue swimmers. The demonstration is carried out as if it were a true emergency situation and the fire engine comes straight from the fire station as in a real life alarm response.
It is important to get the victims out of the water as soon as possible. Within three minutes your body starts to freeze which makes it harder to get out of the icy water. There are only two firemen working full-time in Lappajärvi fire station, but there are a few volunteer firemen to help them.
After the demonstration some of the spectators got onboard the hovercraft and had a little ride on the lake. It was quite exciting!
We had a great choice of things that we could do: floorball and activities in the pool, sauna and gym. Floorball is a rapid, sweaty game in which the situations change quickly. Everybody could get their turn to try and score a goal. Lots of students plunged into the swimming pool, relaxed in a jacuzzi and the sauna, whereas some went to the gym to work out.