In the Arctic will create an educational support center for gifted children

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoracconti of arts for gifted children of the North in Khanty-Mansiysk. Archival photoIn the Arctic will create an educational support center for gifted children© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Regional educational support center for gifted children will be created in Murmansk region to identify and support talented youth, Minister of education and science Natalia Karpenko at the meeting of the regional government.

According to the instructions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the regions should be established centres to identify and support gifted children based on the experience of the education Fund «Talent and success».

«Today the region has established the necessary infrastructure for the system work to support young talents: in all municipalities have established coordination centers for work with gifted children and talented youth, built a system of measures to identify and support gifted children,» said Karpenko.

As an example, the Minister cited the forums of the «Science 0+», «step into the future», «Young engineers of the Arctic», a children’s Park «Kvantorium». It is planned that the main form of work of the new regional education support center for gifted children will be the profile and design of shifts for a large range of directions. The project shifts will work in the laboratories of enterprises and research institutions on their own research projects under the guidance of leading teachers, scientists, researchers, and practitioners in the region.

Regional education center will be located in the town of Apatity, on the basis of Houses of children’s creativity of a name of academician A. E. Fersman. «The decisive argument is the concentration here of a large number of research organizations, professional education organizations, and industrial enterprises. Part of the programme will be implemented in the regional center, which will allow to integrate children from different districts of the Murmansk region», – explained the head of Department.

To date, the Ministry of education and science of the Murmansk region has completed preparatory work for the establishment of a regional educational centre of support of gifted children in Apatity. In particular, with the leaders of the Arctic Murmansk state University and the Kola science centre of RAS agreed employee participation and the use of educational, scientific and industrial laboratories and facilities for implementation of the programmes of the new educational center.