On the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, teacher of Russian Language and Literature Galina Korotonozhkina asked her students in section 5M3, at a literature lesson, to reflect on professions of our time that require personal courage. The theme of the lesson was: “Heroic professions of the present: rescuers and firefighters”.
The children were given the task to prepare home presentations or messages about the State institution that is charged with saving people - the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
“I decided to tell the students about the history of the emergencies organization,” says Veronika Ogai. "It turns out that in Russia the first fire brigade was organized in the 16th century.”
During the lesson, the students talked about people who showed heroism during natural disasters. An example of the brave deeds of Primorye rescuers was the help given to people in Ussuriisk during the August 2017 typhoon. Also during the presentations, the students, together with the teacher, recalled the rules of conduct if there is a fire alarm.
“To be a hero, it is not necessary to participate in hostilities,” Galina Korotonozhkina is convinced. “The modern world often presents people with natural or man-made disasters, where you cannot do without professionals who save lives. I believe our students should know that there are people who risk their lives saving people every day.
Now that they have learned about Russian rescuers, the 5th graders will be writing essays on heroic professions.
“Defender of the Fatherland Day has always been one of Russia’s most important public holidays,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Today, rescuers are a vital profession, helping to save people during fires, floods, and other situations in which people find themselves helpless. Unfortunately, this happens more and more often, which means we need specially trained people who know what to do in these situations. Lessons where our students themselves look for information about the relevant professions of our time and tell peers about them are very useful.”