Slovenia 3 May: Dolga Vas - Ptuj

Slovenia

The Peace runners approach the Slovenian border from Hungary.

The torch is handed to one of our Slovenian coordinators, Tomas.

In Lendava we visit the School. This is a bilingual school - Slovenian and Hungarian.

THe Principal receives the torch and a Certificate from the Peace Run team.

In Lendava there is the tallest tower in all Slovenia: Stolp Vinarium Lendava.

The Mayor of Lendava is there to greet us.

Running up the 240 steps to the top of the tower.

The view from the top.

A special Slovenian cake, offered to us by the tourist department.

Our next school!

The Sports Teacher at this school in Velika Polana, leads the team into the school grounds.

The Principal receives the torch.

Eniko entertains the children with some juggling tricks.

The teachers!

As we approach Odranci, a group of very enthusiastic schoolchildren are running towards us to meet us.

At the school in Odranci many students, teachers and parents are gathered to welcome the Peace Run.

Elvis and Devashishu try to keep up with the group dance.

A traditional folk dance.

The headmaster speaks very highly about the Peace Run and the importance of Peace in our world.

The second fastest 800 metre runner in Slovenia carries the torch.

What an inspiring school!

At Radenci City Hall the Mayor receives the torch.

The Mayor shows us around an art exhibit inside the City Hall.

These children are going to run with us for 6kms in the hot sun.

At the Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge connecting Slovenia with Austria we are met by the Mayor of Gornja Radgona.

The plaque on the Peace Bridge.