Children's Day celebrated in the Land of Childhood — in Artek — more than 3,000 children
Solemn lines, dance flash mob, photo quests, music and sports activities — the most important children’s holiday is celebrated at the Artek International Children’s Center. More than 3,000 schoolchildren from different regions of the country, as well as children from Kazakhstan, India and the Republic of South Africa take part in the program dedicated to the International Children’s Day.
Children’s Day began with solemn lines «Holiday of Childhood», which were held in all camps of the center. The flags of Artek and Russia were hoisted on the flagpoles of the campfire squares.
For a festive ceremony at the children’s camp «Morskoy» — a historical place where the legendary history of «Artek» began many years ago — Artek residents gathered on the fire square. The solemn line was opened by the children’s brass band «DeMeTon» of the Maloyaroslavets Children’s Art School. On the line, the organizer told his peers about the history of the holiday and that on this day the public pays great attention to childhood issues: conferences, actions, rallies, charity concerts and theatrical performances aimed at protecting the rights of children are held. The festive action ended with the song «Solar Circle». Although it is considered childish, the words in it are serious, and speak of the most important things on Earth.
The guys are sure that Children’s Day is still an important and relevant holiday, and childhood should always remain a time of favorite activities, adventures and the search for a new self.
Children should have their own holiday, their own day. My mood is very good. Today we sang a song on the line in front of the whole camp. It was nice. It’s my first time in Artek, it’s very cool here– said Veronica, Donetsk.
This is an important holiday. Children should develop, nothing should interfere with them, and they should be helped in this. Today I am very happy. Lots of smiles and laughter around. I did not expect that I would get into Artek. I am happy that I had such a unique opportunity.— says Elizaveta Vasilchikova, St. Petersburg.
The main holiday of childhood and youth, as well as the start of the summer health campaign in all children’s camps in Russia, Artek dedicated a dance flash mob “Be the first”.
The central message of the flash mob is “Take the initiative! Be the best version of yourself! Be a worthy heir to great deeds! Don’t stop there!» The event is organized jointly with the Russian movement of children and youth «Movement of the First», which unites active children from all regions of Russia. RDDM activists also came to the 6th shift at Artek.
The dance flashmob launched the summer, new good deeds, making new friends. Being a member of the Movement is a responsible choice of true patriots of our beloved Motherland, who are ready to inscribe their name in the history of Russia. The participants of the “Movement of the First” are united by the desire already now, at a very young age, to contribute to the development of the country, to do what benefits our state and people. Such sincere, active patriotism gives confidence that the future of Russia is in good hands.— notes the director of Artek Konstantin Fedorenko.
The flash mob took place on the Palace Square. An incendiary song, bright dance movements, synchronicity — all this allowed each flash mob participant to feel unity, as well as a special atmosphere of friendship and creativity. Marta Avgustinovich, the choreographer of the All-Russian Forum «Tavrida», the International Competition for Young Performers of Popular Music «Children’s New Wave» and the World Festival of Youth and Students, took part in the choreography.
As Ekaterina Zhidova, Deputy Head of the Department for Interaction with Federal Children’s Centers of the Movement of the First, said, the mass dance of the Movement of the First has already spread to all corners of Russia, and all summer on every shift, millions of children will dance it all over the country: “Today is a flash mob will support the federal children’s centers «Eaglet», «Ocean», «Change» and «Scarlet Sails», as well as 10 regional base camps of the «Movement of the First», where the specialized regional shifts «Time of the First» started.
The mass dance of the «Movement of the First» has already spread to all corners of Russia, and all summer on every shift, millions of children will dance it all over the country. Today, the flash mob will be supported by the federal children’s centers «Eaglet», «Ocean», «Change» and «Scarlet Sails», as well as 10 regional base camps of the «Movement of the First», where the specialized regional shifts «Time of the First» started.
I am an activist in the Movement of the First. The movement is now very actively developing, it was interesting to participate in such a flash mob. «Movement of the First» we contribute to the development of children who want to show their abilities and bring something new to the world– shared Maria from Donetsk, DPR.
Participation in a flash mob is an exciting event that I will remember for a long time. I heard a lot about the «Movement of the First» and really want to become an activist of the Movement. It’s great that we took part in the flash mob at Artek, because it’s so cool here. It is a great honor for me to celebrate Children’s Day in Artek— said Natalia Pechkina from Perm.
During the day, the pupils of the children’s center became participants in photo crosses, music, dance and sports activities. The Russian film and television actor Pyotr Romanov shared the secrets of success in the profession during the «Class Meeting» with the children. And at the game-quest, organized by the Crimean Law Institute (branch) of the University of the Russian Federation, they got acquainted with the protection of the rights of minors by the prosecutor’s office. The youngest Artek residents attended master classes of the methodologists of the Simferopol Art Museum, where they tried their hand at painting and modeling with plasticine.
Throughout the day, in the canteens of the children’s center of Artek, a festive menu awaits: the most delicious and healthy dishes, as well as ice cream, strawberries and pies with fruit filling loved by all the children.
The holiday will be completed by the performance “People”, group evenings “We all come from childhood” and the Artek disco loved by all the children.
International Children’s Day gave bright emotions to the pupils of the children’s center. In a festive atmosphere, schoolchildren tried a lot of new things and were able to reveal their creative and sports potential.
source: press service of ICC «Artek»