The finals of the XXVII All-Russian schoolchildren's competition in geography (Geography Olympiad) took place at Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University April 22-28, 2018. More than 200 schoolchildren participated in the competition – winners of regional Olympiads from all Russian regions.
The first All-Russian Geography Olympiad took place in Yaroslavl in 1992. Tasks for it were developed by researchers of the Geographical faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University named after. Since 2010, the Russian Geographical Society has been one of the organizers of the event. Every year more than 20,000 schoolchildren from all over Russia participate in the competition.
The finals included theoretical and practical tasks. Young geographers had to do test tasks by responding to questions from different areas and take part in the field stage.
"Organizers from Ulyanovsk have done their best to make this event the best in the last ten years. We’ve included new types of tasks different from those of previous years, so that it would be interesting to children. And students agree that this Olympiad was the best", said Dmitry Bogachev, deputy chairman of the Olympiad jury.
In addition, representative of the Executive Directorate of the Society Olga Khimchenko spoke to the participants about youth projects: archaeological expeditions, environmental camps. And special-oriented camps in famous children's centers "Artek", "Orlyonok", "Smena" and "Okean".
April 28, the winners were awarded and the ceremony took place at the university. 17 children became the winners and more than 70 - prize-winners.
"Schoolchildren's competition are for those who really love a particular subject and are willing to spend time and effort on learning it", said Oleg Butenko (11th grade), one of the winners of the Olympiad.