Student Government day is a traditional annual event at ILS, when 10th and 11th graders take on the responsibilities of teachers and give classes to their younger schoolmates. On October 5th, 53 ILS students held more than 170 lessons, including two lessons for teachers.
"This is the day when students assume responsibility and conduct lessons usually held by teachers," explains 11th grader Mikhail Meshchanyuk, who served as student government day coordinator. "I myself gave physics lessons in 10th grade classes, and I believe this is excellent experience that will help me in my future life."
"I gave Chinese lessons to 9th graders," says 10th grader Veronika Zhandarmova. "The students completed all of my assignments, worked at the blackboard, and I think the lessons went very well."
Tenth graders Arina Ostrovskaya and Anna Zaguba taught 5th grade ESL classes and commented: "We took responsibility, and overall it was quite interesting."
"Today many of our students tested themselves in the role of teacher," explains ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. "They now have a better understanding of what this involves and how seriously a teacher must prepare for each lesson to pass along knowledge to their students. We would be very pleased if some day some of our graduates became our colleagues."