On Tuesday, July 9th, Helsingin Sanomat came to Salolampi to capture the magic of this place on their pages! They followed villagers throughout their day taking notes, getting videos, and snapping photos. They were wonderful company to have here and we are so thrilled about this exciting opportunity!
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Villagers got the ball rolling on the day with their pelit and projektit groups.
Our evening program was a big favorite amongst our villagers! Matka Amerikkaan (Journey to America) is a simulation about the Finnish immigrants who moved to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Groups were assigned to families of two, a few, or all the way up to seven. Some of the reasons why these Finns left Finland were for work, greater opportunity, to be with family that had previously moved there, or to escape famine. The purpose of this simulation was to give our villagers an idea of what it might have been like for these immigrants when they made their way into America.
It was a day full of great fun, learning, and our new friends at Helsingin Sanomat were here to witness all of it! Come back for tomorrow's blog to see more of this week's happenings!