Kharkov: schoolchildren are trained in subway

Against the backdrop of a war on the war in Ukraine, students in Kharkov continue the learning process in impromptu classes organized at metro stations.

The city is still a common target for Russian missile shelling. In this regard, the authorities decided to adapt the subway stations for classes for more than a thousand primary school students. Students are provided with food and transport, which delivers them to classes and back home at the end of the lessons.

Director of the Department of Education of the Kharkov City Administration, Olga Demenko, told Anadolu that due to the fighting of schools of schools throughout Ukraine, they are mainly held in online format.

According to her, the lessons for primary school students at the Kharkov metro stations began in September this year. Demenko said that at only five stations classes are attended by 1080 students who are divided into 64 classes.

“High school students are already accustomed to online factories and are able to use them, but the kids need socialization at school. Among the 64 classes we have 26 classes. For children who go to school after kindergarten, integration is very important,” explained Demenko.

She noted that in addition to the teaching staff, psychologists, medical personnel and security forces are also involved in these schools.

“We are in this way to educate the children who are the future of Ukraine. We hope that the war will end and establish peace, and the children will return to ordinary schools,” said Dement.

According to the teacher Natalia Petrenko, many school-age children left Ukraine with their families, but evening schools in online format were also organized for them.

“It is important that we return the children to classes, that they are studying here in worthy conditions and are happy. At first, the parents are worried, but now they are convinced that the classes are organized at the proper level,” the teacher said.

Pediatrician Lilia Bogdan works in one of the schools at the metro stations and is responsible for the health of students.

“We look after children, conduct regular examinations. Children are good here. They are funny, they are in a good mood,” said Bogdan.