The Warmth of «The Northern Lights»
On April the 18th "The Northern Lights", a traditional and well-known festival took place in the Scandinavian Gymnasium which was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education of Ukraine Mr. Zhebrovsky, the Head of the State Administration of Education in Darnytsya district of Kyiv S. Timchenko, Håkan Hedstrom, the Military Attaché of the Embassy of Sweden, Tuuri Mattila, the Secretary of the Embassy of Finland, and other guests.
The basis of this creative and at the same time scientific and educational event is a presentation of the history and culture of the countries of Northern Europe. The aim of the festival is to motivate the learning activities of the students studying Finnish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages, and to establish the partnerships. The fifth year in a row to this traditional event we invite our friends – the representatives of the embassies, international organizations, foundations, Scandinavian companies operating in Ukraine, and teachers.
The annual festival is a unique outcome of studying the languages, history and culture of the Northern countries. Dressed in national costumes of Scandinavian countries, the participants of the event "travel" on the stage showing the magical world of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. They recite poems, sing songs, dance national dances. This year in the show "History, of Which We Should Be Proud" the teachers and students of Scandinavian Gymnasium created a truly fabulous as if lit by the light of the aurora borealis holiday.
Mr. Zhebrovsky said that only by joint efforts of teachers, students and parents the gymnasium had reached such a high level. Six foreign languages are studied at our school and everything is aimed at one objective – to make the future generations of Ukrainian people decent, opened to the world, armed with knowledge and a strong spiritual qualities.