IGUMO hosted the Patrium Summer School for young talents from all over Russia. For the first time, the event was held in an online format. However, that did not prevent the 3-day programme’s participants from getting the most exciting impressions.
The Patrium Summer School switched to online space this year. Schoolchildren didn’t manage to visit Moscow and meet one another in person. However, the programme of events and the creative atmosphere of Patrium compensated for online conditions.
During the first day of the Patrium Summer School, the children had an online tour around the Kremlin at a lesson with Olga Baranova, art researcher and curator of the Faculty of Design of IGUMO. They learned new words and expressions in English with Oksana Kurenya, Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics of IGUMO. The school students also took part in a business game to develop their talents with Irina Belogortseva, Deputy Rector for Learning and Teaching.
The Patrium Summer School paid much attention to children’s creative work. Schoolchildren visualized their emotions on paper with Marina Tomashevskaya, teacher of fine arts and design, and mastered the rapid drawing technique with Margarita Timofeeva, teacher of drawing and painting and interior designer.
During the second day of Patrium, the participants continued their journey into the world of knowledge and creativity. They created amazing ornaments at a class with Natalia Vostrikova, art researcher and teacher of the Faculty of Design, learned the basics of public speaking with Roman Kozlov, Dean of the Faculty of Advertising and PR, and immersed in the world of kanji with Gong Min, Director of WE Mandarin School.
Anna Panteleeva, a graduate of the Faculty of Design of IGUMO, returned to the university to deliver a lecture for Patrium participants. She showed her collection of dolls and told the children how to make a paper ball-jointed doll.
A meeting with Mukhtar Aimakhanov, a test cosmonaut, was one of the most memorable events of the Patrium’s second day. He revealed the secrets of his profession and answered all the children’s questions.
Patrium project provided parents with a programme as well. Experts told them how to find an approach to their children and get rid of stress.
Marina Volynkina, Rector of IGUMO, announced special projects. The Global Talents team will be working on them shortly.
The Patrium Summer School ended with an exciting concert. Despite the online format, it managed to unite talented students of IGUMO and creative schoolchildren from all over Russia. Musical performances turned the closing of Patrium 2020 into a solemn event.
IGUMO held the Patrium Summer School for the fourth time. All faculties of the Institute regularly take part in organising that traditional event. Lecturers deliver interactive lectures and workshops for schoolchildren and students become volunteers, invite interesting guests to Patrium, create photo reports of the event, and write articles about it. The well-coordinated work of the IGUMO team always receives touching feedback from the participants. That’s the biggest award for the event’s organisers.
The Global Talents website and the Patrium Summer School are special projects of IGUMO. They help talented schoolchildren from all parts of Russia make their names known and students feel that they are involved in a project with an important social mission and fulfil their professional competencies.
We are recalling the past event with warmth and looking forward to seeing our young talents at the anniversary Patrium Summer School next year!
Kristina Danilina, Agency for Relevant Communication students’ business incubator
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov01.10.2020