Estonian Intensive Week in Summer 2021?

Preparing something in the period when nothing is possible to prepare. Planning Estonian intensive week has been quite strange. Due to the COVID-19 there has been some issues that have made planning Estonian week problematical in autumn 2020 and in winter 2021. Now we have the last chance for that - Summer 2021. Hopefully it happens πŸ˜‰

But actually, I wanted to say that it is funny how everything is connected with everything every time. The first ide was to organise intensive week in RΓ€pina, but in a small place there are not very many accommodation possibilities for big group. We had a chance to use gardening school youth hostel, but it was possible only during winter holiday. Thus, no bed, no place ☹ Coronavirus still running faster than we πŸ˜‰

But in the new world nothing is stable and we and the world around us is changing all the time. Thus MAMYFU project will give a chance to discover the beautiful nature of the lake Paipsi shores and we will visit all together Kallaste.

Games and gaming and nature

Why I choose the games and gaming for the topic of the Estonian intensive week. I believe that actually we all are playing every time and every day. Only games are different πŸ˜‰ Children are playing games where everything is visible, adult are sometimes not so visible. We are gaming games of our wishes. We all have strategies to get or to achieve something. Others wants to become a leader and who wants a better position in front of the friends. But only other donΒ΄t know the rules.

Tuomo Joronen introduced the difference between games and gaming in December. It was really interesting and useful. I believe that with the increasing digital world the importance of the gaming is also rising in our everyday lives. Already now computer games are part of new media for the screenagers. And it is influencing them more than we can imagine. But actually, every game is influencing us. Also, Live Action Role Play games that helps us to get some new feeling and some experience of coexisting and playing. Also, games are always teaching something new for us. A sunny idea is that for the end of Estonian week we all have played something and learn something new.

Pretask for Estonian intensive week – country quizzes! Isn’t it a good idea?

So, so. Seems that finally we have a small task to everyone!

We are waiting you to the MAMYFU project intensive week in Estonia. The third intensive week is happening in Kallaste and the theme is ”My future, my planet” with a workshop about rural living and ecology and how rural living can be make both viable as well attracting for young people.

During the week we are focusing on the environmental and green future topics via the game. Therefore, we kindly ask to prepare each country group a quiz about the environmental topics and your country. You may use whatever web platform, apps or just a paper and pen to create a quiz. The aim of the quiz is to introduce our countries and environmental problems, challenges, best practices, visions etc. It would be nice to have 10-15 questions. You are more than welcome to use whatever playful quiz method.

The quizzes will be presented by country groups in the beginning of the intensive week in Estonia as a part of country evening.

Ederi Ojasoo