BY POLINA LESNIKOVA | 30 DECEMBER 2018
December is the time when the Earth practically passes a whole circle along the Sun, the day becomes too short, the trees drop everything that is possible and fall asleep. Each person tries to complete what he has begun, to pay off existing debts, to achieve all the goals set in January.
Thus, for students of gymnasium No. 11 in Vyborg: Anastasia Parshutich, Ekaterina Uvarova, Alina Skoryukova and Polina Lesnikova, educational sessions on philology and literary creativity in the Center “Intellect” in Lisiy Nos (Fox Nose) ended, lasting from one to two years.
The girls not only reinforced their knowledge of the Russian language and literature, but also acquired new skills in these areas. In philology classes, they analyzed texts, wrote essays, and solved linguistic tasks.
Literary creativity is a new direction in “Intellect”, which appeared only in March. It was a trial session with the support of the educational center «Sirius». The participants of the Literary Pivot program studied 4 different modules: the first was devoted to the texts of the new nature, in which the children composed their own alphabet, and shot book trailers.
The second module had hard times for those who could not write poems, since it was devoted to the poetry of the postmodern era and the silver age of Russian literature. The third module plunged into the fascinating world of the media, after which even those who did not think about connecting life with the press began to reflect on admission to the journalism department of St. Petersburg State University, and the fourth module gave children an opportunity to try themselves as actors and feel the atmosphere of the scene.
“Intellect” is a place where you can express yourself not only as a successful student, but also as a creative team person. The children make small scenes, participate in creative evenings, the so-called “Society of Dead Poets”, sing songs, dance, and play musical instruments.
It should be noted that there is the warm and sweet spirit that the session participants created. All who come to this place become members of a huge fox family. Here everyone is ready to give a helping hand, cheer, if sad, listen, and share their food (and this is worth a lot).
But, unfortunately, these wonderful months have come to an end within the walls of Intellect. To be honest, it was impossible to leave without tears. It was hard to accept the fact that for many children this November session was final, as they are graduates of the eleventh grade. But still, probably, the most important wishes made on the last “candle” were returning to the center and getting the opportunity to see familiar faces again, though not in “Intellect” anymore.