Suomi 100 Escape room
Hi, Chloe here. Last year I was working as a teacher in northern Finland where I created and led the construction of a fully-functioning escape room.
Design a project to celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence and attract prospective students to Kalajoen lukio (a high school in a small, rural town).
History feels more relevant and engaging when we experience it in an interactive way. Kalajoen lukio is a school known only for teaching from textbooks - we want to change that.
Build an educational escape room, open to the general public.
making the idea a reality
Secure funding from the local council in order to rent out and decorate an empty space.
Design the room.
I decided to split it into six sections based upon key parts of Finnish history:
The formation of Helsinki
The Right to Vote
Tsar Alexander II's reign
The Finnish Civil War
The presidency of Urho Kekkonen
Joining the EU
Build walls for each of these sections.
Craft, craft, craft.
Advertise the room in the run-up to its launch (through various social media channels).
Open up Suomi 100 Escape Room to the general public.
Make people wish they were there.
Get fully booked up with 70 groups and enjoy rave reviews.
Win an award for Rieska Leader's top youth project of the year.
Sleep well - because making an escape room ain't easy!