The Finnish students and staff explained that the weather of 2 degrees was very unseasonal and as bits of snow began to melt the students set about their first experience of ice fishing. Students were shown how to drill a hole in the ice. This was about a meter high and made out of metal – the ice looked to be around 40cms thick – in places there were pockets of water in the middle of the ice. Two groups of students – from France and from Spain managed to catch a fish – which to the students’ surprise was quite small. They were able to cook it and ate it with some meatballs with salad and smashed potato.