Month of tolerance in Kyiv
For the whole month, the school lived and created in single direction, being concerned with tolerant attitude towards humans, animals and nature. We had many conversations and discussions on that topic, made tolerance the cross-cutting theme in all of our lessons, but also displayed tolerance through our deeds.
🔹Visited animal shelters. Of course, we had lots of tasty treats for our four-legged friends.
🔹We met with the representatives of «Youth for Peace» organization – it is a European movement of young people who believe that we can change the world if we start from ourselves.
🔹Organized round table «Our pets». The students tried themselves as pet care experts, while the teachers were the moderators of the round table.
🔹We discussed tolerance with Dmytro Schebetiuk, Paralympic athlete and master of sports of Ukraine in swimming Co-Founder of Dostupno.UA initiative and adventure lover.
🔹Created the tolerance tree on one of the school walls.
🔹Organized a charity fair.
🔹Conducted a survey poll of the team asking what tolerance is. And then made information posters based on the answers received.
🔹Joined the All-Ukrainian charity initiative supporting the children under long-term treatment in hospitals, and their families.
🔹We were happy to meet in our school the charming Ms Daria Korzhavina, journalist, public figure, wonderful person and young mom, who cannot see the world through her eyes but feels it with her heart.
🔹Made tolerance maps and drew posters.
🔹Met with Galyna Tkachuk, a writer, together with whom we discussed the «Book about garbage».
🔹Visited the Museum in the darkness «03:00». It is an unbelievable place where you can learn more about our bodies’ capacities and the way visually and blind people live.
🔹We also were visited by the representative of Charity «Cat Fair», the mission of which is finding homes for stray cats.
🔹Sent a gift to the orphanage.
🔹Defended our own eco-projects, defining the ecological trace of our class and making waste sorting boxes for paper and other types of waste.
🔹Met with Inspector of the Public affairs department of Kyiv city Patrol Police Department, Maksym Mikheiev. We discussed safety rules for children
🔹Each lesson was related to this vitally essential topic. For example, at combat sport classes the children learned to perform the exercises and movements with their eyes closed, trying to sense the distance and feel each other’s boundaries.
🔹We learned about various unique plants, animals and even people, who, while having certain impairments, managed to reach unbelievable heights!
“Being tolerant is cool!” – that’s the conclusion our participants made after finishing the projects.