Education in Kogalym Secondary school №8 gives students many opportunities to develop not only mental but creative skills. Some students choose theater, others choose singing. So as we did. Due to this, we have a chance to perform for our school’s audience and take part in local or even international competitions.

One of them is the festival-contest of folk song, music and dance «Malachite pattern», which took place in Yekaterinburg. Our collective «Rossiyanochka» and an artistic head Svetlana Ryaboshapka, went to Yekaterinburg on the 19th of February. We had started our preparations before leaving because we definitely couldn’t express ourselves in front of the exalted jury which included people’s artists of Russia like Anna Litvinenko, Anatoliy Khizhnyak and Inessa Gareeva.

The competition was held in the evening of the 21st of February in the Palace of Culture «Zheleznodorozhnikov». It was a big surprise for us to find out that our rivals, who were from different age categories and nominations, were not only people from all over Russia, but from the nearest foreign countries.

The competition included a master class, given by a jury’s chairman, Anna Litvinenko’s. Lots of contestants took part in it with the great pleasure. The professor was sharing her impression and tips how to sing better during two hours.

The award ceremony took place on the 22nd of February. We were given the First and the Third place laureate diplomas as well as the competition’s statuettes. It was truly unforgettable experience and we want to thank our magnificent school!

Sofya Arefyeva, 11а
Sofya Menshikova, 8а


Рубрика: IB News