You’d think that being a groundskeeper at a school is a pretty boring job, but 51-year-old Semyon Bukharin from Izhevsk, the capital city of Russia’s Udmurt Republic, has found a way to enjoy his job, especially during the winter. His primary duty is to keep the school territory clean and tidy, so his new hobby is creating gigantic snow pictures with his broom.
And the students love him. “When he creates his snow pictures, we all look out of the windows to check it out. So do the teachers. It doesn’t even matter if we have a class at that moment – we can always find a couple of minutes to admire his snow art,” says one of the students.
According to Maria, one of the students, Bukharin always comes up with something interesting and entertaining. For example, he also helps to make props for the schoolchildren’s shows and performances.
Bukharin has also tried his hand at snow sculptures. “One morning, we found a snow sculpture of a dragon by the school entrance. We’d like to join him and do snow art together, but we don’t have time enough for it because of our studies,” says Maria.