Moscow schoolchildren have done brilliantly in the All-Russian Chemistry Olympiad finals. The result is six winners and 28 laureates.
“This is our best result ever since the first Olympiad was held. Muscovites became absolute winners among tenth and eleventh graders,” the Moscow Department of Education press service said.
This success owes to the constant improvements in the teaching methods of chemistry in Moscow schools. Earlier, all prizes went to pupils from specialised schools and lyceums, while this year, there are pupils from 14 standard Moscow schools among the award-winners.
Candidates for Team Russia at the International Chemistry Olympiad were announced during the awards ceremony with five Musvovites among them: Ilya Kanner (school No. 1253), Kirill Kozlov (school No. 192), Alexander Zhigalin (Pirogov School), Alexei Konoplyov and Anatoly Ryabchenko (both are students of the Specialized Educational and Scientific Centre at the Lomonosov State University).
Nationwide Olympiads in 24 school subjects are held in all Russian regions in four stages: in September-October at school level, then at district level, in January-February at regional level, and the finals are in April. More than 1,300 children from Moscow schools made it into the finals this year.
The all-Russian Olympiads in five school subjects have now been completed. Children from 76 Moscow schools brought home 177 honour certificates. Last year, 142 awards in the same subjects went to children from 65 Moscow schools.