Annual Report 2011

Report for school year: …2010-2011………. 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 ڤ Preschool ڤ Primary √Primary and secondary ڤ Secondary
ڤ Teacher training ڤ Technical/vocational education
ڤ Other (please specify)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Complete address …13 Pylyp Orlyk Street……………………………………………………………………………
Postal code: 01024.…………………. City: Kyiv……………………………….. Province: ………………………
Telephone: +380-44-253-14-48.. Fax+380-44-253-14-48. …………………………………………….
Email (where applicable):…………………………………………………………………..
Website (where applicable):…………………………………………..
Student participation in ASPnet activities:
Age group: from ..9….. to ..17…… Number of girls:….360……. / 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.
In the frames of the UNESCO Associated Schools project students worked out the following projects:
• Children for other children (we had launched the project in 2003 helping the orphanage in the town of Gorodnya, Chernigiv region);
• Ukrainian national cultural and educational project “World heritage in young hands” ;
• Project “National cultural heritage of Ukraine” .
Ecological projects:
• “Green Pack” – joint project with OSCE.
• Let’s save the “green zone” of Kyiv;
• Regional pilot project “Ecological education”.

Title(s) of ASPnet 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:
The priority was given to the ecological projects:
• “Green Pack” – joint project with OSCE.
• Let’s save the “green zone” of Kyiv;
• Regional pilot project “Ecological education”.

I’d like to say that we were impressed by the innovation, creativity, and enthusiasm of the students. The results of our work we presented during seminars, workshops.
All – Ukrainian national seminar “Ecological culture at school” was held in IRL 51 on March 31, 2011. The representative of OSCE in Ukraine – Iryna Yarema took part in the seminar. Ecological projects of our Lyceum were shown to the participants of this practical seminar. The work of the Lyceum tourist club was presented. Two lessons from “Green Pack” were presented:
• Influence of noise on people’s health ( O. Vlasyuk, a teacher of Geography);
• Medical herbs of Ukraine (О. Rеkonnen, a teacher of Biology)

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The Ukrainian training workshop for coordinators of the International project “Green Pack” “Education for sustainable development” was held in the of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine on April 21, 2011.
The workshop was conducted by the representatives of the OSCE in Ukraine – Yaroslav Yurtsaba and Irina Yarema. The European experts who prepared the materials for the “Green Pack” took part in the workshop. The representatives of our Lyceum were invited to present the experience of the International Relations Lyceum 51 in the use of the “Green Pack” materials.

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Type of results attached to this report
ڤ Written documents/publications (2 maximum) ڤ CD-ROM √ Photos (with details on the back) (2 maximum)
ڤ Works of art (2 maximum) ڤ Drawings (2 maximum) . √ Exhibitions
ڤ Other (please specify): ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
In which field(s) did you work during project execution? √ Pedagogical innovations and experimentation with innovative materials (please specify): The Green Pack is a multi – media educational resource pack.
ڤ Study visits linked to a chosen theme:
• 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’;
• the partnership with European Youth Parliament and OSCE was established.

√ڤ Exchanges/twinning partnerships with a school/college in another country. Specify the country and whether the school/college is part of ASPnet:
Three educational trips to France (March and November) and Great Britain (June) were organized. The trips provided our pupils with the opportunity of viewing the European integration processes, and comparing the educational systems of different countries. We greatly appreciate the cultural heritage of the world and respect the linguistic diversity of the society we live in. Learning languages is a great way to express our tolerance and respect for other people and their unique culture as well as to widen the horizons and gain valuable personal contacts. This very motivation is one of the chief goals our Lyceum pursues.
As a member of the International movement of Twin cities “Kyiv / Pechersk – Senlis (France)” International Relations Lyceum 51 received the delegation from France. It was the group of sixteen French children from the college town of Senlis (Picardy region, France), accompanied by their teachers (the director of the college and a French teacher) and two representatives of the City Council. French students lived in Ukrainian families, attended lessons, cultural events, and participated in contests and competitions. The French delegation took part in the meeting of the UNESCO Centre of our Lyceum, where our pupils, showed the good knowledge of French and English. They described their work in the field of spreading the UNESCO values, participation in international environmental and cultural projects.

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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 school year 2010 – 2011 was marked by a splendid variety of events in the International Relations Lyceum 51. The students and teachers of IRL51 always pay great attention to commemorating of International Days, Years or Decades observed by UNESCO and the United Nations.
International Day of Peace
On this day our teachers and students organized a lot of events.
• Under the supervision of the teachers of foreign languages, pupils created posters and demonstrated their vision of Peace.
• The teachers of English conducted lessons, trainings, discussions, dedicated to the Day of Peace, for the students of the 7th – 10th forms, and games for children of the 5th and 6th forms. Students had a possibility to think how to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts, express their opinion and share ideas.
• The competition for “the most tolerant form” was held in our Lyceum.
• Students of IRL 51 marched and laid flowers to the Monument of victims of terrorism in Klovska Square in Kyiv. This monument was inaugurated in Kyiv on September 11, 2005 just in 4 years after the act of terrorism in New York. This act is thought to be the starting point of a new political history. The idea to build this monument belongs to the International Association of Interconfessional and International Dialogue “Step to Unity”. The Major of New York Rudolf Julianni put a capsule with the ash of scyscrapers into its basement. The monument represents a broken heart made of concrete and cast iron. Two parts of the heart symbolize two messages for the mankind: the flat one –the history and victims of terrorism and the other one – words from the Bible “Don’t kill”, written in all the languages of the world. In the middle of this composition there is the biggest tunning fork, the sound of which symbolizes the memory. All pupils of the 8th form gatherd together near the monument to commemorate the victims of terrorism. They condemned the terrorism of any kind and emphasized that civilisation is to unite against hostility and discord. The meeting ended with the Minute of silence.

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European Day of Languages
The main goal of this celebration was to acquaint students with a whole range of European languages which reflects multilingual and multicultural diversity of Europe. In our Lyceum
• the poetry competition was held, where students recited poems in Ukrainian, Russian, English, French and German;
• special lessons, dedicated to this holiday, were conducted;
• virtual streets of English, French and German capitals were represented by the pupils of the 5th and 6th forms;
• the round-table discussion with 9th -10th forms on topic “Languages: nowadays and in the future” was held;
• pupils of the 7th forms prepared posters, containing salutations in all languages.
International Teacher’s Day
Pupils expressed their attitude to the profession of a teacher though their creative works. Children drew pictures, wrote verses in English, Ukrainian and Russian about their favourite teachers. Students of the senior forms prepared presentations about the history of the Teacher’s Day and found sayings of famous people about the profession of a teacher in English. UNESCO centre of IRL 51 organized the concert for the teachers.
International Day for Tolerance
The International Day for Tolerance is a double holiday for International Relations Lyceum 51. This very day on the 16th of November 1997 our Lyceum obtained the certificate of the participation in ASP net Schools project.
Every year on this day UNESCO centre (supervisor O.Vlasyuk, a teacher of Geography) reports about its work and shares its plans for the future.
The International Day for Tolerance was the major event of the year. All age groups were involved in the activities.
• The little ones wrote mini-compositions “What is tolerance for me?”
• The 7th – 8th forms prepared computer presentations dedicated to the symbols of Tolerance.
• The all-school quiz “Are you a tolerant person?” was held.
• The lessons on Tolerance were offered to all the pupils. The core of the lessons was to acquire a deeper understanding of the notion of tolerance through discussions, solving conflict issues, acting out life situations where the sense of tolerance is required. The main aim was to establish the difference between tolerance and patience, concession, indulgence; to decide if tolerance can have any limits or be excessive.
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• The senior students got acquainted with the Declaration on Principles of Tolerance and even suggested their own translations of the document into the Ukrainian language.
• Pupils of each form of our Lyceum under the supervision of their teachers represented “The Code of tolerance”. At the end of the presentation it became clear that tolerance unites people and prevents conflicts.

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International Day of AIDS-prevention
• UNESCO centre of IRL 51 prepared the project-presentation “AIDS prevention in the world”. After the presentation there was a discussion in the UNESCO centre. The agenda of this meeting included: the ways of HIV transmission, HIV stages, AIDS symptoms, AIDS statistics in the world and in Ukraine. Students claimed that only countries with highly effective education and health protection are less open for epidemics.
• In the frames of the international project “Youth at the crossroads” teachers conducted several trainings. “Youth at the crossroads” is an effective educational program that meets the demands of the society in educational, cultural, health and spiritual spheres, fighting against HIV/AIDS, drug addiction and violence.
International Mother Tongue Day
The Festival of Languages was held in IRL 51 in February.
• The UNESCO centre of IRL 51 opened this Festival with the project-presentation “Language for Everyone”.
• We had meetings with two famous Ukrainian actors: People’s actor, the honorable professor of Ukraine Vadym Kryshchenko and the Hero of Ukraine, the National actor of Ukraine, Anatoliy Palamarenko. Vadym Kryshchenko wrote the Anthem of our Lyceum and presented it to us.
• There is a tradition in our Lyceum to issue the almanac «The World In Verse» and to have poetry readings with the parents participation, contests for the best translation of English and American poetry. This year five bright pages of it have been represented in English, German, French, Ukrainian and Russian. It was wonderfully arranged by the students of the 10th -9th forms who managed to carry the audience away to an amazing land of melody and verse.
The festival of English and French fairy-tales was held. The actors were the pupils of the 2nd -10th forms.
The Festival of Languages was the highlight of the polylingual culture that is felt in our Lyceum all the year round.
Day of Europe
• The “European village” was created in IRL 51. Every form represented one country of the European Union: history, economy, culture, traditions.
• UNESCO centre of IRL 51 made the project-presentation “The national identity. The Ukrainian. The Ukrainians. Ukraine”. The main idea of the project was a possibility for Ukraine to become a member of the European Union.
• The teachers of our Lyceum gave lessons dedicated to the Day of Europe. During those lessons pupils got acquainted with the goals and significance of EU, they also took part in different discussions, made crosswords.

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.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:
The main aim of our activities was to deepen ecological education, to give an ecological upbringing, to form an ecological culture of students, to teach new values and new models of behavior at school, at home and in society. We tried to encourage the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities. Our ecological projects prepared young people to take a more active, positive and responsible role in society. Our work was based on two simple ideas: “learning by doing” and “thinking globally, acting locally”. We tried to to encourage a respect for nature thus encouraging respect for diversity, which in turn will lead to a respect for all diversity including cultural and social diversities.
Are you satisfied with the results obtained? ڤ very satisfied √ moderately satisfied ڤ not at all satisfied.

5. Obstacles/Support
Did you encounter difficulties? ڤ Yes √ No If so, how did you overcome them?
Did you obtain support of any kind? √Yes ڤ No If so, from whom and in what form?
Have you created local partnerships (other schools, local authorities, private sector, etc.)? √ Yes ڤ No
Did you organize fundraising to finance your project(s) this year? ڤ 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 ڤ 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. The attitudes among our students gained more tolerance, respect to each other. What we noticed most was the enormous effort and commitment the students put into solving different tasks. Pursuing the main educational path we contributed in fostering the principles of tolerance, mutual understanding and culture of peace among the pupils and teaching staff of the Lyceum.

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?
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?

The website of IRL 51 was developed and is operated by the teachers and students of our lyceum. The purpose of this website is to share information on our activities in the frames of UNESCO Associated Schools Project. The information provided on this website is limited to the following:
1. information on basic UNESCO concepts,
2. activities of IRL51 as the participant of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network ,
3. reports on the UNESCO center of IRL 51,
4. information on activities of and exchanges between UNESCO Associated Schools.

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 √Yes ڤ No
Has your school participated in a national, regional and/or international meeting organized within the framework of ASPnet? If so, which meeting and when?
We eagerly take part in all-Ukrainian projects and maintain contacts with many UNESCO associated schools of Ukraine.
ХІІ All – Ukrainian National conference of UNESCO ASP net schools “The Earth is our common home: on the way to conservation of biodiversity and culture globalization. The experience of UNESCO, the international practice, the Ukrainian reality” was organised in the Crimea from the 25th to the 27th of September, 2010. The pupils of our Lyceum participated in it. The conference provided a role – play “The National UNESCO Model”
• Participants represented a strategy of different countries in conservation of biological and cultural diversity. Our Lyceum represented Poland. The students of our Lyceum compared the experience of Poland and Ukraine in conservation of biodiversity.
• A round – table discussion was held during which experience of schools in our country on the preservation of cultural and biological diversity was represented. We prepared two presentations: “Save the green area of Kyiv” (the section of Ecology) and “Language is a link in the learning of a foreign culture” (section of “Education for sustainable development.”)
• The students of our Lyceum presented creative works in the categories: “Visual Arts (drawings)”, Photo (photo art), “Advertising”. Our Lyceum was awarded the diploma for developing of original ideas, innovative vision and creativity.
Such conferences are a very valuable means of cooperation giving our pupils the opportunity of personal research, working in a team, absorbing new information, exploring the country and getting closer to the nation.
All – Ukrainian national seminar “Ecological culture at school”
The Ukrainian training workshop for coordinators of the International project “Green Pack” “Education for sustainable development”
10. Future Projects
List your project(s) for the coming school year:
• World Heritage in Young Hands
• “Green Pack”
• “Caring for our Planet Earth Together”.
• Children for other children

Other comments and/or suggestions:

Name and signature of the author of this report: …Svitlana…….Baykova ………..
Date : …. June 15, 2011………………………….
UNESCO, Education Sector, ASPnet, 7 Place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France