It’s getting really interesting. It seems the eYakutia – English blog is getting popular in my hometown, Yakutsk. Here is the news I was asked to share with you. I like it much, because it is about what I love, actually. It is about motivating school kids to promote their lovely regions with the means of Internet.
A week ago, the Republic’s Complementary Educational Center (SakhaEdu.Ru) successfully finished the 1st «My Homeland» Internet projects contest among high schools in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Siberia / Russia.
The contest mission was simple. Children were assigned to create websites dedicated to their homelands, i.e. regions, towns or villages. As a result, 19 schools from 10 Yakutian regions submitted their online projects for the republic competition.
So, who are the winners? See the list below.
1. Mirninsky Region Toponymy
School: R.V. Lonkunov’s High School #9, Mirny City, Mirninsky Region, Yakutia / Russia.
Authors: Roxana Chokurova, Sergei Adamov, Sasha Mikhailov
Curators: Antonina V. Maximova, Ivan Y. Fedorov.
2. My Kobjay Online Intellectual Game Project
School: Nidzhilinsky High School, Kobyaisky Region, Yakutia / Russia.
Authors: Nikolay Danilov, Inna Portnyagina.
Curator: Anna S. Portnyagina.
3. Ust Nera, The Land of Mountains and Fogs
School: Ust Nera Gymnasium, Oymyakonsky Region, Yakutia / Russia.
Authors: Akzhol Urmanov, Alena Nepomnyashaya, Alevtina Yegorova.
Curators: Elena Y. Shafi, Mariya Y. Ivanova, Viktoria K. Barabash.
Congratulations to the winners!
Hope they will make the English versions of their projects one day…