MOSCOW, 21 sen — news. Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva in a press conference in MIA “Russia today” was opened by the all-Russian Olympic games of school students, and also spoke about the planned changes in the school curriculum.
Answering questions about the school curriculum, Minister of education and science announced his intention to return to school astronomy.
the Return is exactly 100 per cent,” she said.
the head of the Department of state policy in the sphere of General education Ministry of education Anastasia Zyryanova reminded that astronomy had disappeared from the program in 1991, but remained astronomical circles, and many schools include a section of astronomy in the physics course.
But in back-to-school basic military training, the Minister of education and science does not see the need.
“the skills that we had on this subject, successfully got on the subject of life safety basics of safety — ed.)”, she said.
Main intellectual event
Vasilyev also launched the all-Russian Olympiad of schoolchildren, calling it “a major intellectual event in our country.”
the contest is in three stages: municipal, regional and final, then the best of the participants represent Russia at international competitions.
According to the Minister, this year the Olympics has one innovation. “It’s really, in my opinion, correct, these are our kids, fourth grade, will participate in the Olympiad in mathematics and Russian language”, — said Vasilyev.
as for new items, then add them is not planned. The Minister recalled that last year, the Olympics included three subjects: Spanish, Italian and Chinese. The experiment was a success, and now it is necessary to perform, she said.
According to Vasilyeva, the Olympics give graduates a great chance for further life, especially science.
“I’m always proud to say that we always occupy a great space,” she said, Recalling an impressive collection of medals of the Russian schoolchildren in international competitions.
In the 2016 academic year the Russian team won 27 medals (16 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze). Each member of the team was awarded the prestigious international award.