The first ringing of the school bell started the school year beautifully. Everyone was dressed nicely and carried flowers. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers and little siblings followed.
Viktor and we came to see Oksana’s children.
Music, speeches, poems. The first and last classes marched into their places.
Finally, the biggest boy lifted the smallest girl on his shoulder, and the girl started to ring the bell. Three rounds around the yard.
By: Oili Räsänen
Photo: Hannu Räsänen