In Sweden, schools participating in the Round the Globe Run for a Better World are visited by Swedish Olympians, who talk about the Olympic values and the Global Goals.
For example, the students at Odenslund School in Östersund, Sweden, were joined by Anders Södergren, who is an Olympic gold medallist in skiing, as they formed a long chain on skis for a better world.
Stella, 11, made a sign saying: Equality Against Forced Marriage
Laban, 11, made a sign demanding “Gender Equality, Girls and Boys”
Vendela, 11, wants “Gender Equality”.
Sofia, and Nike, 12, of Snättringe School in Sweden with their sign saying: "Take Care of the Climate.
“I think it’s really important for as many people as possible to learn about the Global Goals. It’s good that the goals cover different issues such as equality, poverty and environmental degradation because there’s a lot that needs to be done so that everyone can live a good life,” says Sofia.
“It’s us children who will be looking after both the Earth and one another in a few years. So we must have a good and safe childhood. It’s important to teach children, so they know about their rights. Just doing that is a step towards a safer future. I think working with WCP at school is really fun. It gives you another view of the world, and I think that’s an important way to improve our society,” says Nike.
“It was great to run for a better world together with over a million other children. It’s a kind of solidarity and it feels like we actually can solve the world’s problems if we just work together,” says Sofia, and Nike adds:
“I think the idea that there are so many children, the future of the entire planet, who care about the environment, feels safe. We know that in the future we will be very forward-thinking about things like the environment and climate.”