The Penkkarit event drives through Hämeenpuisto on Thursday, 9 February

The school-leaving festivities (Penkkarit) of final-year upper secondary school students will be organised in Hämeenpuisto on 9 February 2023.

The event includes participants from the upper secondary schools in Tampere, Pirkkala and the Tredu units offering upper secondary school studies. The students will be driving through the park on the back of about 50 lorries.

The lorries depart from the Särkänniemi parking lot on Laiturikatu and drive towards Hämeenpuisto. The lorries will reach Hämeenpuisto at around 1 pm and drive around the park twice, after which the lorries will take the students back to their schools. 

Posters will mostly be attached to the driver’s side of the lorries (left side), which means that the best place to watch will be from the park. The students will be throwing candy from the lorries into the park.

Further information

Mari Aalto
Director of Upper Secondary Education
040 187 4593
Photos: Sanna-Kaisa Nevala
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