Teenagers who do gardening work for Vinnuskóli Reykjavíkur (The Reykjavík Job School) will celebrate this summer’s harvest festival in Klambratún park today. Yesterday some of them took a dip in Ellidavatn lake during their break.
The water was cold, the teenage gardeners admitted to Morgunbladid’s journalist, but still said it was nice to take a cool break from sweating in the sun while digging and raking.
It is customary for teenagers in Iceland to have a summer job and the youngest teens (13 to 16-year-olds) often register for outdoor gardening work with their local “Job School,” commonly known as unglingavinnan.
Click here to read a Daily Life about the “Teen Job Squad.”