Anniversary year 2019

Dear friends of the Viikki Teacher Training School,


In the spring of 2019, our school celebrated its 150th anniversary. Over the years, our beloved school has operated under many names and in many school buildings in the Helsinki city centre, in the Töölö and Haaga districts and now in Viikki. We celebrated the 150th anniversary with our former pupils, students and teachers, as well as stakeholders and friends of the teacher training school.


In April, our anniversary festivities culminated in an anniversary week, which included an anniversary symposium for invited guests on Tuesday, 9 April with the theme “150 years of equal education”. The week concluded in a gala celebration with our current and former pupils and students at Finlandia Hall on Saturday, 13 April. Before the gala celebration, our alumni had the opportunity to meet the school’s current class groups, visit our anniversary exhibition and have brunch at our school cafeteria.


We also organised many other anniversary events and sold various anniversary products.


Reijo Honkanen, principal