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Summer in Prague

The group of students from our school spent three weeks in the capital of the Czech Republic- Prague. When we came in Prague, we had an exciting and excursion program. From the 3rd till   the 23rd   of August we were plunged into the studying of English with native speakers. Our teachers were very interesting, lively, modern people: Melanie and Jacob. We liked that they didn’t adapt the language to us, the Russians, but they entered us to the world of English grammar and vocabulary bravely and interestingly, ignoring Russian words which we wanted to say when it was necessary to explain something fast. This method, when we weren’t afraid of making any mistakes during the speaking with natives, helped us to communicate with any person by every topic without any problems. It may be the most important thing in the studying of any language – to overcome a barrier, not to be afraid of looking funny.

In the afternoons we had excursions around Prague and different towns located next to it: knight castles, “Mystical Prague”, an aqua park, Karlštejn, popular Karlovy Vary. Meanwhile we had time to play and entertain ourselves. The studying in Prague Language Institute left bright impressions and emotions, the most important ones of them are great confidence and a wish to get more in the language studying to become a global citizen.

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Farzana Grigoyeva,

Teacher of English and German languages

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V International Folk Festival «Bear’s corner»

This is the fifth year that our school meets the guests from different parts of Russia. On March 17, the festival «Bear’s corner» was held in Kogalym Secondary School # 8.The festival dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra and the 30th anniversary of Kogalym.The aim of the festival is to bring up careful attitude to historical and cultural heritage, also form the culture of communication based on understanding of the traditions and customs of the peoples of Russia.

I would like to note, how wonderful was prepared the festival this year, the organizers thought about all the details of the reception participants and guests of the festival.The festival was really organizedat the highest standards. All guests felt the uniqueness of the national mentality, and genuine interest in the cultures of the Khanty and Mansi, Udmurts, Russians, Belarusians and other peoples of Russia.Skills of performers and the bright colors of national costumes pleased the audience. During the festival there was an exhibition of arts and crafts, sightseeing and entertainment programs, seminars, workshops.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the festival «Bear’s Corner — 2017».

Tatyana Klimovskikh

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Festival of Students’ creativity in Foreign Languages

On Saturday, March 12, there was a Festival of Students’ creativity in Foreign Languages. The topic of the festival was ‘English-speaking countries’. The mission of the festival is to introduce culture, traditions and customs of the people from English speaking countries. Such events have a great importance, as the issues of tolerance and cultural interaction of people of different nationalities are the most relevant nowadays.
Secondary school №8 prepared for the festival an art project «India — the land of love». 21 students took part in it. Two students from the 7th grade recited the poem «If» by the English author and poet Rudyard Kipling, who was born in India.
It’s great that our students represented the most beautiful, musical country whose culture is full of love, stories and poems. Tishkina Polina and Sergey Prokopyev played a loving couple who are not having enough money on Indian wedding ceremonies because of its high cost, managed to marry thanks to the efforts of their friends (students from 8m, 8A, 7a, 7m grades) and charity of Makesh Savani, a successful Indian businessman.
The children demonstrated excellent knowledge of the English language, the ability to sing brilliantly and lively, to dance passionately and professionally during the performance.
To declare a poem is a real art. In order to attain perfection it requires a constant hard work with the text and your own diction. The students of the 7th grade Djurabaeva G. and Zankovich N. demonstrated their wonderful ability to do it.
Our performance was highly appreciated by the city jury. Students got the first place in the following nominations: «Art Project» and «Declaration of the poem».
I’m sure each of us had an unforgettable experience; we learned something interesting from the performances of other children. I wish the organizers, all participants of the festival great success and wonderful moments!
Almira Khamitova, English teacher

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V International Folklore Festival ‘Bear’s Corner’ welcomes its guests again!

This Festival takes place in Secondary School №8 annually. The main aim of it is to preserve distinctive cultures and folklore and to support talented children and their creative skills. Within the festival there is an exhibition of arts and crafts, sightseeing and entertainment program, workshops, master-classes.
We invite everyone on March 18-19, 2016 at the V folk festival «Bear’s corner». The current topic is «Northern Lights». The Festival is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra, the 30th anniversary of Kogalym.

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All-Russian Festival of Creative Discoveries and Initiatives “Leonardo” was held in the secondary school №3 on the 3d of March. The students from Kogalym, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Langepas presented their projects on different topics. It is well known that it is not too late to study at any age.
My research “Enjoy your meal!” about English and Mansi cuisinewas awarded with the First Class Diploma in the humanitarian section.I wanted to win, because it gives the opportunity to visitMoscow andpresent my work at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
I wish for everyone involved in the Festival curiosity, new discoveries, and creative success!
The student of the 7th M form
Nikita Zankovich

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A new victory!

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

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A new project

The school conference of interdisciplinary project «Energy of Russia» for the students of 8th grades took place on the 14 of December 2014. The students got acquainted with the peculiarities of project activity, with their tutors and received the technical specification with the time schedule. The choice of topics for carrying out interdisciplinary project is closely connected to the real life. All human activity is connected with energy (food, heating, transport, industrial production, etc.). Energy production is an essential tool for the existence and development of the mankind. The problem of energy shortages causes humanity to think seriously about the depletion of world reserves of fossil fuels. While working on a project, eighth-graders can offer various solutions (up to global) for these problems.
Students must choose a project topic, outline a plan of action, to write an essay, create a presentation and defend it to classmates in the near future.
In April, 2016 final conference will be hold in Gymnasium 45, Moscow.
Lyubov Achkasova, deputy director
Kogalym Secondary school #8

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On 19-20 of May 2014 in Kogalym Secondary school №8 will be held an authorization visit. The team from International Baccalaureate Organization, the team leader, Michael Hawkins  and Boris Kruse will conduct the process of authorization and consider the readiness of the school to the implementation of the IB Diploma Programme from September 2014. The plan of the visit is attached.

Sample agenda: Diploma Programme verification visit

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VII Regional school theatre festival «Learn and Act 2014»

The VII Regional school theatre festival «Learn and Act 2014» was held in Nizhnevartovsk on the 20th of April.

Two theatrical groups of our school participated in this festival:

«Magic Bells» theatre ensemble — EL teacher Markova T.G.

«Magic Drops»  theatre ensemble — EL teacher Belova N.P.

Our participants got the First Prize in different nominations:

«The Best Actress»-Tishkina Polina

«The Best Director Award»- Folvarochny S.V.

«The Best Sound Editing»

«The Best Scenario»

«The Best Costume Designer»- Belovolova L.V.

Our participants got a lot of positive emotions, good experience and left a favourable  impression.

In future we plan to take part in other Regional and International festivals.

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Visiting a performance

 On Saturday 12 April, 2014 «Cinderella» performance premier took place for the students of the 4th class. The acting was in English and it turned out to be quite effective and useful practice for young learners. As for the young actors, students of the 6th from, they did their best   to create the atmosphere of kindness and warmth. Sound editing changed during the performance from the classic music at the beginning to the modern rhythm at the end. The students of the 4th were thrilled!  Everyone mentioned the splendid costume design which was performed by Lyudmila Belovolova. The performance was a great success among the students!