The Smolny Waterfalls, Petrov Island and Cape Tobizina. These are just a few of the places that ILS students chose to visit on Health Day.
Getting to know iconic places in Primorye is a fine tradition at our school. During their trips, the students learn about the history of our region, see the beauty of our natural world, and value the friendship of their classmates.
“We planned our trip to Petrov Island last year,” explains 8M1 homeroom teacher Aleksandra Matyushina. “The children saws a unique yew tree grove, visited the Lazovsky Reserve museum, and fed animals. Fields trips like this have become a tradition for our class, which has also been to Dardanelles Canyon, forts on Russian Island, and Atlantis Valley.”
Eleventh graders from section 11M will long remember their trip to Smolny Waterfalls, where they climbed steep rocky paths and crossed shallow brooks and streams to enjoy the view that awaited them at the top.
Eleventh grader Timur Teregulov comments: “It was a feeling of great, unreal expanses. It’s hard to imagine just how endless they seem.”
“I haven’t been in Vladivostok very long, and this trip was a real surprise for me,” says 11th grader Oh Se Rin. “Such beautiful nature. The museum was amazing too, as some of the old Russian artifacts were similar to Korean items used centuries ago.”
“Our class went to Russian Island,” reports 6th grader Leonid Dronov (section 6M1). “We also visited the most beautiful place on the island – Cape Tobizina. It was great!”
“I am certain that our students look forward with great excitement to Health Day, when they become explorers of their native region,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Classrooms are not the only place where students receive knowledge, and these field trips also enhance their ability to negotiate, help and support each other.”