Annual Report 2010

Associated Schools Project Network

(ASPnet)

Annual Report Form for ASPnet Schools

This form must be completed by the School’s designated contact person for ASPnet. The School’s project results should be attached, together with the best photos illustrating the year’s activities, and the form and attachments returned before the end of the school year to the ASPnet National Coordinator or National Commission for UNESCO – and under no circumstances to UNESCO Headquarters directly.

United Nations

Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Associated Schools

Report for school year: …2009-2010………………. …………………..

Country: ………………Ukraine…………………………………………….

1. Details of ASPnet contact person in your school

ڤ Mr         Ms

….                Svitlana Baikova………………………………………………………………………………………

2. Details of school/college

Name International Relations Lyceum 51

Type Preschool                                     Primary

Primary and secondary                       Secondary

Teacher training                                 Technical/vocational education

Complete address N°:…...13……… Street:.P.Orlyka …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Postal code:..01024……………………….. City:……Kyiv……………………………………….. Province: ………………………

Telephone:... +380 44-253-14-48………………………………………..    Fax: +380 44-253-14-48……………………………………………………………..

Email (where applicable):   ….. sbaykova@ukr.net…………………………………………………………………………………………

Website(whereapplicable):..www.edu.kiev.ua/school/sl51/en …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Student participation in ASP net activities:

Age group: from .12.……. to ..17.…… Number of girls: 365/ Number of boys:…350…….. (approx.)

3. Activities carried out

Which ASPnet study theme did you choose for your activities this year?

World concerns and the role of the United Nations system (please specify:…………………………………………………………………………)

Education for sustainable development

Peace and human rights

Intercultural learning

Over the last few years our students became familiar with the World concerns and the role of the United Nations system in their handling throughout different activities presented in our lyceum. The problem of poverty is constantly being discussed at our extracurricular lessons, at the conferences dedicated to this memorable dayInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We had launched the project “Children for  other children” in 2003 helping the orphanage in the town of Gorodnya, Chernigiv region.

In the frames of the decade for Sustainable Development we led our work over the project GVRR-BBCs. We had launched the project “Green Pack”. In the frames of the project students worked out the following projects:

  • Ecological problems of these days and the ways of their solution.
  • Health. Ecology of a person.
  • A person and environment.

Title(s) of ASP net flagship project(s) in which your school participates:

1. The Great Volga River Route

2. World Heritage in Young Hands

4. Results

Brief description of results obtained:

-          In the frames of the decade for Sustainable Development and the project GVRR-BBCs continuation of the school project “The Dnieper: History. Life.”

-          Continuation of the project “60 years of Water Consumption in Ukraine”

-          Joint work with the Water Information Centre.

-          Photo exhibition “The Earth – the Planet of Water.”

-          The project “Cherishing and Preserving of our Heritage”

-          Presentations of the scientific projects:

1.International forum “Caring  for our Planet Earth Together”

2.“Green Pack” joint project with OSCE. In the frames of the project students worked out the following projects:

  • Ecological problems of these days and the ways of their solution.
  • Environmental protection is one of the most important things in a person’s life:

“Environmental protection through the eyes of celebrities”

“The protection of animals nowadays”

“Ukrainian celebrities call on you to protect environment”

“Rock protects environment”

“Eco-bags. Environmental protection”

Health. Ecology of a person. A person and environment:

“Our health depends on the relationships in the family”

“Our health depends on our habits”

“Our health depends on…?”

“Eat to live, not live to eat”

“Our health depends on healthy habits”

“Dolphins. Dolphin assisted therapy”

3.Photo exhibition “Our beautiful country Ukraine”

4.GVRR BBCs project

Type of results attached to this report

_ Written documents/publications (2 maximum)    √CD-ROM Photos (with details on the back) (2 maximum)

_ Works of art (2 maximum) _ Drawings (2 maximum). _ Exhibitions _ Other (please specify):

In which field(s) did you work during project execution? _ Pedagogical innovations and experimentation with innovative materials

Articles:

  • ”Participation in the GVRR- the Platform for Intercultural Dialogue”(Y.Konstantinova)
  • “The Project Activity in the Lyceum: Competence Potential, Theory and Practice”

_Study visits linked to a chosen theme:

Exchanges/twinning partnerships with a school/college in another country. Specify the country:

We are closely connected with ASPnet school-participants in Ukraine and some other countries in terms of joint work over the GVRR BBCs project: Moscow School №1016(Russia), Sevastopol Polytechnic Lyceum, Vinnitsa School ‘Aist,’ L’viv  Ukrainian  Private  Gymnasium, Kyiv Specialized School 16, Kyiv-Mohyla Collegium, Kyiv Financial Lyceum, Kyiv  Grammar School 191, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Lyceum ’Dnipro’.

Also within the framework of the International forum “Caring for our Planet Earth Together” the partnership between IRL№51, European Youth Parliament and OSCE was established.

Celebration of International Days, Years or Decades observed by UNESCO and the United Nations. Describe the events that you organized and on what occasion.

The students and teachers of IRL51 always pay great attention to commemorating International Days, Years or Decades observed by UNESCO and the United Nations.

International Day of Peace

On this day our pupils and teachers organized a conference dedicated to this memorable day. All pupils had an opportunity to share their thoughts, find solutions. All the steps taken in this direction are extremely important for each of us. Creating peace and cooperation in our families, schools, communities and world is our destination. When we look around us there is much suffering, violence, and despair. As we walk the path of peace we are co-creators of a Culture of Peace. We bring recognition to peace, and attention to violence and injustice. We create a world that works for all of us based on the principles of respect and the dignity of all life.

Pupils created posters and demonstrated their vision of Peace.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17.10.2009 special trainings were held at IRL51. They were held with the help of Anastasiia Ianovytska, the representative of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) in the 9th grades. Pupils discussed the burning issues, problems connected with poverty, gave their ways of solving this problem. A very interesting and educational film was shown to the students.

The plan of the trainings:

1.      Discussing the problem of poverty, the ways of pupils understanding it

2.      The reasons of the appearance of poverty

3.      The social programme building

4.      The task “Understanding poverty”

5.      Famous people say…

6.      The film about poverty

7.      Discussion

8.      Crossword(puzzle)

9.      Writing of an essay

10.  Contests

World AIDS Day

On this day the pupils of our lyceum made a research work and found out much cognitive information about famous people and celebrities all over the world who understand the importance of this problem. They made posters with the help of their teachers promoting taking action against this terrible issue.

Here is some information taken from the posters and projects of our pupils:

READ THIS!!!

AIDS is no longer a death sentence for those who can get the medicines. Now it’s up to the politicians to create the “comprehensive strategies” to better treat the disease. ~Bill Clinton

It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. ~Elizabeth Taylor

The most violent element in society is ignorance.   ~Emma Goldman

If you judge people you have no time to love them.   ~Mother Teresa

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.   ~Arabian Proverb

Never, never, never give up.  ~Winston Churchill

Activity implementation: During lessons During extracurricular activities As a UNESCO Club activity in your school. Describe how you have been able to incorporate into your school programme activities towards the global objective of quality education.

International Relations Lyceum 51 works in support of the four pillars of learning for the twenty-first century: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together. A lot of events helped us to promote these principles.

-                holding conferences, study groups

-                celebration of memorable dates of the UNO

-                holding the international forum

-                cooperation with international and Ukrainian organizations

-                participation in the international educational projects

-                development of youth and children’s diplomacy

To help us assemble the best practices of Associated Schools in terms of quality education, please describe your project(s) of the past year and its/their impact:

Bringing into life the GVRR BBCs our lyceum launched “The Dnieper: History. Life.” project. This is a long term work that contains different activities.

OSCE and IRL51 got under way the “Green Pack” project. The Green Pack is a multi-media educational resource pack. It is a multi-medium environmental education curriculum kit to teach children about environmental protection and sustainable development. The Green Pack is primarily intended for European primary school teachers and their students. The Green Pack’s interactive and multi-media presentation makes it a lively source of information for anyone interested in environmental challenges.

The project started on September 25 – “Green Day”. This is the day on which people actively promote taking part in environmental protection, the day of emotional unity. A poster was made with the hands of our students and teachers and also pupils put on green clothing on that day. The IRL51 participants of the project are the students of 6-9 Forms. Supervisors of studies are teachers of English of IRL.

25.09.2009 at IRL51 there was a meeting held. The representatives of OSCE (the coordinators of OSCE projects in Ukraine) gave their vision of “Green Pack” project. Pupils were given tasks to present their own projects connected with environmental protection. These were the first steps in the preparation for the International forum “Caring for our Planet Earth Together”.

Green Pack Components

The Green Pack includes 22 topics related to environmental protection and sustainable development, divided into five chapters:

  • Environmental Components: air, water, soil and biodiversity;
  • Threats to the Environment: urbanization, noise, waste and chemicals;
  • Human Activities and Impacts: energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and tourism;
  • Global Challenges: climate change, ozone depletion, acidification, and issues affecting seas and oceans;
  • Values: ethics and values related to consumerism, human health and the environment, rights.

International forum “Caring for our Planet   Earth Together”

All the elements of the session – Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly – were held at the premises of Kyiv International Relations Lyceum (13 Pylypa Orlyka Street).

At the Kyiv Session there were over 60 participants from 10 countries: 40 delegates, 8 organisers, 8 chairpersons, 4 journalists, 1 editor,   1 editorial assistant and countless number of smiling faces J

This session was held under the general motto “Caring for our Planet Earth together!” and focused on the very important issues of environmental protection and sustainability. For 3 days the participants from different countries and the students of IRL51 worked in 4 committees discussing, debating, sharing their opinions and exchanging ideas.

There was some fun too! J There was intensive work on the first three days of the session with some cultural and socialising activities in the evenings – sightseeing, theatre and a dinner out with your committee – as well as a full day dedicated to visiting Kiev’s landmarks and excursions to the most interesting and renowned museums and touristic attractions of Ukraine’s capital, followed by an exciting theme farewell party. The students of IRL51 guides-interpreters group showed the guests our capital.

Above all, this session helped to establish an inter-cultural dialogue with the peers from different corners of Europe and beyond, develop personally and learn something new and exciting! It created new bonds, friendships, opened the participants’ minds to the world and made them understand the responsibility people have to take for its future.

We are confident that the spirit of the EYP will make this session a unique and memorable experience for all the participants!

The team of officials(some of them)

Jakob Blomqvist

PresidentSweden

Jakob Blomqvist

Kateryna Vynogradova

Vice-President  Ukraine

Kateryna Vynogradova

Oleksandra Mazur

Editor  Ukraine

Mazur


Noah Nefezy Adjonyo

Editorial Assistant Nigeria

Adjonyo

Jindrich Rusin

Vice-President Czech Republic

Rusin

Emilia Florczak

Journalist  Poland

Florczak

Elements of an EYP session

Teambuilding

Teambuilding activities are essential in order for every delegate to get to know the Committee they will be working with throughout the session. In a hotel, where all the participants were accommodated, all Delegates had outdoor and indoor activities throughout the whole intense day with their Committees. Working languages throughout the session were English and French.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony marked the start of the academic part of the session. Honourable guests and officials were present at the Opening ceremony.

Committee work

During the Committee Work each Committee created a resolution on its respective topic with the help of an experienced Chairperson (Chair).

General Assembly (GA)

General Assembly was the perfect setting for sharing ideas, debating and discussing all the resolutions produced during the session.

Farewell Party

The farewell party’s theme was High School Stereotypes!

Committee topics

1. The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety I (ENVI I)

‘Mankind continues to act as if there is another world just around the corner that we can use when we have ruined this one. But there isn’t.’

Gerald Durrell, English Naturalist

Economic development Vs. ecologic collapse in the Danube delta: what common measures should Ukraine and the EU develop in order to achieve balance and maintain biodiversity in this region?

2.  Committee on Industry andResearch (ITRE)

We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now we can control our future instead of letting the future control us.

Jimmy Carter, 39th US President

A Europe-wide action plan for covering 20% of energy consumption by renewable energy sources until 2020 has been set up (EU 20/20 goal). Yet in order to achieve these goals local communities do need to actively contribute to this. Keeping in mind the opportunities and risks of becoming one of the EU’s major bio fuel sources: what measures should be adopted by Ukrainian government to follow the European plans and move from words on paper to action in practice?

3. Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety II (ENVI II)
Lots and lots of people — virtually the entire population — could be exposed to genetically engineered foods, and yet we have only few of publications addressing their safety. The question is, do we assume the technology is safe based on an argument that it’s just a minor extension of traditional breeding, or do we prove it?…

Dr. Margaret Mellon of the Union of Concerned Scientists

The food crisis has prompted some looks towards genetically modified food production as a solution. That in turn has led to stronger warnings over the consequences of such food for health and the environment. Hence, are the GM foods a possible solution to solve food crisis or danger for the future of human race? What should be their future?

4. Committee on Culture and Education (СULT)

The 2005 – 2014 years have been announced by the United Nations The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, for which UNESCO is the lead agency. It seeks to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st century.

Education on environment and sustainability in Ukraine: impossible or inevitable? In what way can the national school curriculum be adapted to deal with the current environmental challenge?

The pupils of IRL51 presented their projects and their work.

Health. Ecology of a person. A person and environment.

The name of the presentation Responsible people
1. “Our health depends on the relationships in the family”

pupils of 7-А,7-C,

7-D Forms(T.Volovik,Y Vygran.)

2. “Our health depends on our habits” pupils of 8-А

Form (A.Kosyonkina)

3. “Our health depends on…?” pupils of 8-А

Form (N.Abashyna)

4. “Eat to live, not live to eat” pupils of 8-C

Form (Y.Konstantinova)

5. “Our health depends on healthy habits” 6-B A.

Shchegortsova)

6. “Dolphins. Dolphin assisted therapy” N.Svirskaja, Form 9-B (Y.Fomichova)

Ecological problems of these days and the ways of their solution. Environmental protection is one of the most important things in a person’s life.

The name of

he presentation

Responsible people
1. “Environmental protection through the eyes of celebrities” L.Gribov, A. Shkliaruk, Form 9-A

(A.Kholod)

2. “Eco-bags. Environmental protection” T.Sakal, V Kysil., Form 9-B

(A.Kholod)

3. “Rock protects environment” M.Viatkina, K Bedrichuk., Form 9-D (A.)Kholod
4. “Ukrainian celebrities call on you to protect  environment” Pupils of 9-C Form

(N.Abashyna)

5. “The protection of animals  nowadays” Pupils of 9-A Form

(Y. Dobrovolskaya.)

5. Obstacles/Support

Did you encounter difficulties?     _ Yes No           If so, how did you overcome them?

Did you obtain support of any kind? Yes _ No If so, from whom and in what form?

Have you created local partnerships (other schools, local authorities, private sector, etc.)? Yes _No

Did you organize fundraising to finance your project(s) this year?        _ Yes No

Doing something out of the ordinary always brings some difficulties in our life. But at the same time it gives us an opportunity to get pleasure of solving different tasks, finding new ways out of unusual situations set up by the creative nature of our students. In such a case the teachers of our lyceum try to appeal to some methodological materials that might be in use. Also we have a chance to get a piece of advice from the National Coordinator of ASPnet who works as a teacher in our Lyceum. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say, that the majority of our decisions are made up with the help of our students being excited with everything they do.

6.Impact

Describe briefly the impact of your project(s) on:

Students: have you noticed changes of attitude among your students (e.g., more tolerance, respect, etc.)? Yes _ No

If so, of what kind?

What kind of capacities have they developed (e.g., researching, teamwork, communication skills)?

The ASPnet work became a brilliant challenge for the students of our Lyceum.  After weeks of discussion they made their final selection of themes for the future involvement understanding the benefits of the team work. Although having some unrealistic expectations students realized that they were moving in the right direction. The attitudes among our students gained more tolerance, respect to each other. Some new members knew nothing about the work before they joined UNESCO ASPnet Centre and it took time for them to become comfortable with it. What we noticed most was the enormous effort and commitment the students put into solving different tasks. They learned just how much thought goes into both a researching and the process of presenting it to the public.

ASPnet teachers and contact person:

Which aspects of project execution held special interest for you? Were you able to involve your colleagues and/or the school’s non-teaching staff or were you able to share your experiences with them?

At the moment, Learning World concerns and the role of the United Nations system in their solution and Education for Sustainable Development look like the most favorable study themes for our students. Those ones, who don’t mind being among people requiring our help and support, discussing the world problems and trying to bring their contribution in its handling enjoyed the work greatly. They were the source of inspiration for our teachers and made us interested in the topic.

We noticed improvement of interpersonal relations between pupils and the school staff.

Parents and when applicable the community (describe briefly the involvement of your community in your ASPnet activities):

Parents help in all projects.

The Ministry of Education or other government authorities in your country:

The Ministry of Education and National Commission coordinated the work of Ukrainian schools.

7.Visibility of ASPnet

Describe the visibility that you give to your affiliation with UNESCO (notice board, Website, etc.)? What would you suggest to improve this visibility?

Describe any media coverage that the school has obtained: press, radio or television (if possible with proof):

8.Relations with the ASPnet National Coordinator

Have you been in contact this past year with the National Coordinator of ASPnet in your country? If so, how many times and for what purpose(s)?

The National Coordinator of ASPnet  works as a teacher in our Lyceum.

9. Participation in ASPnet Meetings

Has your school participated in a national, regional and/or international meeting organized within the framework of ASPnet?                                                               Yes _ No

If so, which meeting and when?

10. Future Projects

List your project(s) for the coming school year:

  1. GVRR  BBCs
  2. World Heritage in Young Hands
  3. “Green Pack”
  4. “Caring for our Planet Earth Together”.
  5. Children for other children

11. Other comments and/or suggestions:

Name and signature of the author of this report: ……………………………………………..

Date :  05.06. 2010

UNESCO, Education Sector, ASPnet, 7 Place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France www.unesco.org/educatlon/asp