Winter Holiday Program-2021
If you think that the Letovo community’s life quietened down during the winter holidays, you cannot be more wrong. Like last year, we organized the Winter Holiday Program. However, this time, to avoid the risks associated with the coronavirus and the long journey (after all, many Winter Program participants come from remote regions), the program was held online.
We were first afraid that everyone might be so tired of distance learning, which could make the program lose something important that has always distinguished our programs: the atmosphere of cooperation, friendly support, classes that bring joy. But our fears turned out to be pointless, and the Winter Holiday Program was a great success this year too! The program offered three tracks – history, physics, and social studies – and the classes were held from January 4 to 9. The classes were attended by 59 students: 18 ‘historians’, 22 ‘physicists’, and 19 students of social studies.
The historians conducted independent research; the physicists solved Olympiad problems and did some practical work; the participants of the social studies track worked on a group research project. During the Winter Holiday Program, over 100 hours of online classes were taught. All lectures and seminars were recorded, and very soon, we will publish them on the school’s YouTube channel.
The program’s participants also performed a variety of communication tasks, participated in sports challenges organized by our PE Department, and even sang Christmas songs together, despite the difference in time zones. Tutors and teachers communicated with the students not only in Zoom sessions but also via the Telegram channel and chats and shared their emotions via TikTok.
We are glad that almost all participants successfully mastered the material and received certificates confirming their completion of the Winter Holiday Program. And, most of all, we are pleased that even during the holidays, even in the online format, we managed to bring together enthusiastic children and adults!