My school in Helsinki has an annual tradition where for one day on the last week of school, the whole upper school (middle and high basically) go to the beach! Many people have mixed feelings about this today. Some dread it because the sand gets everywhere or because the weather can be cold or that there isn’t much to do there.. However beach day is all about bonding and hanging out with people. It’s not the place that makes it fun, it’s the people. If you want to have fun, you will! You just have to make it.
So yesterday, beach day was a blast. The weather was glorious. It was sunny and warmed up throughout the day. I honestly loved it. I spaced my time out really well and managed to do all the things I wanted to with my friends so that was an A+.
I played American football which was so so fun. As we were playing with guys and girls, girls could tackle the guys by hugging them or a two hand touch. Personally, I just went for the hug. Because why not? 😉
I also took a dip in the sea which was super cold at first but when you wandered in further it was so refreshing. My toes were slightly numb but I loved the cold water around my body. It felt so nice and relaxed all my muscles. And it was the best feeling ever to feel the sun burning your back in the cool water. Gosh. I am going to miss this whilst I’m in Singapore. I just generally like cool water to swim in. I love swimming in the lakes and sea here. The water is not salty at all which is perfect for me.
I also played beach volleyball which was a blast. Honestly I am beginning to love volleyball. It’s such a fun yet simple sport. Everyone in my grade played together and it was so fun participating and simply watching. Man, the guys make the sport look so effortless! My friends and I also treated myself to ice cream and popsicles which was so nice on this hot day.
Okay I don’t want to describe every little detail, because I think you get that the beach day this year was perfect. It was the best send off. I can only wish for my following last days in Finland to be as beautiful.