Our Czech group arrived to Jämsänkosken on Sunday night. The journey after all turned out to be quite long, nevetheless thanks to small funny events it was definitely not boring.
On Monday morning we got to meet our Finnish counterpart at the Electrical Engineering department. Both groups created mixed teams and started to work on their istallation assignement that was assigned by Mr. Jussi Ahonen, the teacher of the Electrical Engineering department. Monday afternoon was full of floorball when both groups created two teams. At first it was the Czech team against the Finnish team, where the Czech team in order not to take away the good luck from our national ice-hockey team, let generously win the Finnish team. Then they created mixed teams and just enjoyed playing floorball.
I do have to emphasize that the Czech national ice hockey team beat the Finnish ice hockey team later that day.
The very next day, which means on Tuesday afternoon, both groups had a presentation in the Auditorium. The Czech group carried out a presentation about the Czech Republic.
During Wednesday and Thursday both groups were working on their installation assignement.
On Friday morning all the students went to visit Jyväsklä where they visited the Crafts and design Campus in Kangas, visited a high school in Jyväskylä and in the afternoon all of the students went sightseeing around the city.
The weekend was devoted to further exploration of Jämsänkosken and the town of Jämsä.
On Monday morning the two groups continued in working on their installation when many of the groups have actually managed to finish the manual work and started to work on creating the final bill for the work they performed. The Monday afternoon was again devoted to sport and the students played football in mixed teams.
Tuesday of our second week was spent in Tampere. There we visited a Spy Museum where we found out about technologies that were used in espionage. Students could also try some of the techniques. In the afternoon we visited Museum Vapriikki where we saw an exhibition about the Chinese Forbidden City. Some students visited the exhibition about The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame or Tampere 1918.
The rest of the week is going to be spent by finishing the assignement and strengthening the relationships between Czech and Finnish students.