Working on creativity




It was the trip day to get Kalajoki. It was a long long one for every delegation. But it was worth the time, since we arrive to a kind of paradise, with so exotic landscapes: frozen sea, snow on the beach or rivers melting. Spring had come to Kalajoki.


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First day at Merenojan school in Kalajoki. We started the journey with the icebreaking activities so the students had the possibility to know each other. They have started to gain confidence increasingly.

Presentations about SCAMPER method came in the afternoon.

Every country presented their work using several ICT tools, like Google slides, Biteable, Powtoon, Video editors or Prezi.


Finnish teachers gave instructions to students to make different activities during the week, they were divided into five transnational groups to make easier the interaction among them.

Students have to create their own book with information about the “Straightening” exchange, answering different questions.


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In the evening hosting families, students and teachers gathered in the cultural night. Every country prepared their stand with their traditional foods, so the rest could taste delicious flavours:

Finland with the raindeer or moose meat and the very famous salmiakki – only for brave people-.

Latvia presented two kinds of herrings: smoked herring in oil – a strong and specific taste and product of Latvia (in Latvian it is called “sprote”) and another version of herring in tomato sauce accompanied with pickles on a slice of rye bread as well as the drink made of rye called “kvass”.

Poland gave us the opportunity of taste the beatroot soup with so called”ears”, a type of damplings usually eaten at Christmas.


Spain offered Iberic ham, two Asturian cheeses “afuega’l pitu”, or “throat catcher” and “La Peral”, and Spanish smoked chorizo.

Last we could see the performances previously prepared by the students, folk dances, songs and games.

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On Tuesday we have visited Oulu. Oulu is a city with two hundred and thousand inhabitants, located in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country.

We visited the Science Museum, the Tieto Maa, where many of us had the possibility of take the control of an aircraft, see what would happen if level sea increases 1, 2 or 3 meters. We also watched a 3D movie about the spacial career and the conquerors of the space, from Dedalus to now.

Then we visited the Art Museum of Oulu, a guided visit, in which we were informed about the modern history of Oulu, linked to the technology and the Nokia Company.

After the lunch we had time to shopp in Oulu

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Day 3

We started the day attending lessons. Students attended Biology, Art, Music, English, Swedish and Home Economic ones. Teachers also had the opportunity of seeing Finns school in action, and we were impressed on quiet friendly atmosphere both, teachers and students, contribute to create.

Then Student agents showed us how they work and what they do. They are volunteers who love IT tools and Apps and they help anyone who need to solve any problem related to technology. If you call them, they will run quickly to help you. Kind of “IT patrol”.

The student agents

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Day in nature.

Today, Thursday, Finns have taken us to do hyking. We have enjoyed a long walk in nature. Then, students have explored and also have game. BBQ saussages.

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