View Full Version : The relay carnival

Kaj Granlund
29-05-07, 21:21
During 25-26 May the annual for the Swedish speaking schools was taking place in Helsingfors / Helsinki. This carnival started 1961 influenced from USA and has grown to the largest relay happening in Europe. This year over 10 000 relay runners attended the different games. Primary schools to colleges take part in the games. New participants this year were the co called language bath school. These schools are for children from Finnish speaking homes that have most of their education in Swedish but are not attending a Swedish school. The most impressive thing about this carnival is that they have managed to keep it familiar and that the most important thing is to take part not to be the winners.