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The school year in Ukraine started beautifully

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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.

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Viktor and we came to see Oksana’s children.

Music, speeches, poems. The first and last classes marched into their places.

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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

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