The School of the Native Languages and Culture of the Peoples of Karelia Ended
Schoolchildren who learn the Karelian, Veps, Finnish languages took part in the Summer School of the Native Languages and Culture of the Peoples of Karelia under the Development Strategy of the Flagship University held by the Baltic and Finnish Philology of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU and the Career Orientation Department.
Among 25 participants were the 8-10 grade pupils of the general education schools of Petrozavodsk, the Kalevalsky, Olonetsky, Pryzhinsky, Kondopozhsky, and Prionezhsky Districts of Karelia. During five days the schoolchildren have been practicing mother tongue, learning more about the history of Karelian land. Besides, they have met with the teachers and students of PetrSU and learned in what areas they can use their knowledge of the native languages. Each day of the school was dedicated to the specific topic: Petrozavodsk University, art, history, the Day of the Republic of Karelia.
Such an extensive program was arranged thanks to the assertiveness of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Karelia, the Ministry of the Republic of Karelia for National Politics, Relations with Public and Religious Associations in organizing the Republic’s ethnocultural camp “Meeting of the Young on Karelian Land”, which shared the program with the Summer School.
At the closing ceremony, the schoolchildren creatively presented the results of their studies. Speaking their native languages, the children told about national holidays, staged plays, and sang folk songs.
All the participants of the Summer School were awarded certificates that will be a welcome addition to the portfolios of the talented young people.
The teachers of the Republic’s Center of Children and Youth Tourism under the agreement on cooperation with Petrozavodsk State University in the framework of the STEM-cluster of the System of Additional Education of the Republic of Karelia have organized for the children of Karelia these memorable and creative holidays.