Everything went according to plan at the annual Spring Promotion at Cygnaeus School. The gymnasium was packed with parents of sixth graders as well as pupils and teachers. All of the sixth graders made their entrance by participating in a stately Polonaise procession.
English Class sixth graders Tekla and Jakub narrated the programme which included singing the Satakunta song, the traditional summer hymn, Suvivirsi, and the farewell song, Jäähyväislaulu. Sixth graders from classes 6B and 6C gave memorable speeches. Headmaster Arto Suni spoke and announced award recipients. The sixth grade music class sang a beautiful rendition of Climb Every Mountain in Finnish and English. The promotion ended with sixth graders receiving roses from their class teachers and walking an honour aisle composed of the school’s second graders. Below is a video clip showing English Class sixth graders receiving roses from their class teacher, Ms. Anneli.
All of the sixth graders at Cygnaeus School made a grand entrance together at their last day of school commencement ceremony on
Saturday morning. Sixth grade parents, teachers and pupils were treated to a polonaise dance very proudly performed by the sixth graders as they entered the gymnasium. (See video below) A couple of nice songs, a lovely piano piece by Chopin played by sixth grader, Sakari, a brief talk by the headmaster followed by reading the list of award recipients and the commencement was almost over. All that remained was for the sixth graders to receive a rose from the sixth grade teachers and then everyone was off to their respective classrooms to receive their annual report cards. School ended for the summer!
We wish all the sixth graders the best of luck as they move on to upper school!