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Best Health and Safety Teachers Chosen in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Today, the results of the annual regional health and safety teachers contest were summed up at the events hall of the Sakhalin Service Technical School in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It was organised by the Chief Directorate of the MChS for the Sakhalin Oblast, the region’s Ministry of Education, and the Sakhalin Oblast Civil Defence, Protection Against Emergency Situations and Fire Safety Agency. The competition is held with the support of Sakhalin Energy.

The contestants had to complete on-site and off-site tasks. During the off-site stage, they had to work on methodological development of an extracurricular activity featuring materials of the Safety Is Important! partnership programme, and write an essay on why they chose their professional occupation.

The on-site stage took four days and consisted of several components: self-presentation with a showcase of personal achievements; the What I Know and Can Do task, which allowed the teachers to demonstrate their knowledge of their subject’s theory and methodology; and exercising of their first aid skills. Additionally, the contestants displayed their professional prowess during a demo class and held a Teach a Teacher workshop for their colleagues.

This year marked the fifth time the competition was held as a separate event (before that, it was part of the Teacher of the Year contest). It encompassed the best health and safety teaching practices from schools and higher education institutions of the island region. The competitors included 16 senior students majoring in Pedagogy (specialising in Health and Safety), rookie teachers of this subject with less than five years under their belt, as well as more experienced educators from Poronaysk, Kholmsk, Nevelsk, Korsakov, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and the Dolinsk and Tomarinsk Districts.

Anna Lygina, Lead Specialist of the Sakhalin Energy Social Performance Subdivision, attended the closing ceremony and said that the event is becoming a real fête for all its participants. “It was especially nice to see how many great projects had been submitted this year. In view of this, the company decided to award two leaders in the off-site stage: among students and among teachers.”

When announcing the winners in the First Start category, the Minister of Education of the Sakhalin Oblast, Natalya Murashova, expressed her hope that the contestants had been able to learn something from each other and exchange experience. “Most importantly, I hope and believe that those of you who do not yet work in schools will definitely join the ranks of educators, and those who already teach will stay loyal to their calling.”

Apart from the organisers, the judging panel also included representatives of the teaching staff of the Health and Safety Department of the Sakhalin State University, the School for Advanced Studies of the Sakhalin Oblast, employees of the V.A. Polyakov Search and Rescue Team, and Rossoyuzspas Public Organisation.

Based on the results of the four categories, the winners were Dmitry Malkhasyan, a teacher in the Sokol village school, Irina Mavletkulova, a professor of the Sakhalin Construction and Housing Services Technical School, Sergey Oleynik, a teacher from the Yuzhno-Sakhalink School No. 6, and Dmitry Tyunkin, a third-year student of the Sakhalin State University. Dmitry in particular was surprised to learn of his win, as he was competing against his seniors in the Future Health and Safety Teacher category: “I was sure that someone from the four-year class would score better than me!”

Here is the full list of the winners of the on-site and off-site stages:

Methodological Development of an Extracurricular Activity Featuring Materials of the Safety Is Important! Programme off-site task

Alina Zagorodnyuk, a four-year student of the Sakhalin State University
Ekaterina Skiba, Kholmsk Secondary Comprehensive School No. 9, Kholmsk Urban District

Self-Presentation competition task


Tatiana Pisareva, a four-year student of the Sakhalin State University
Dmitry Malkhasyan, Secondary Comprehensive School of the village of Sokol, Dolinsk Urban District

Future Health and Safety Teacher category of the 2019 Best Health and Safety Facilitator of the Sakhalin Oblast regional competition


1st place: Dmitry Tyunkin, a third-year student of the Health and Safety Department of the Natural Science and Technosphere Safety Institute of the Sakhalin State University
2nd place: Tatiana Pisareva, a four-year student of the Sakhalin State University
3rd place: Alina Zagorodnyuk, a four-year student of the Sakhalin State University

First Start category


1st place: Sergey Oleynik, Secondary Comprehensive School No. 6, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
2nd place: Veronika Shtro, Secondary Comprehensive School of the Ilinskoye village, Tomarinsk Urban District
3rd place: Maxim Maximov, Secondary Comprehensive School No. 3, Nevelsk

Best Health and Safety Teacher of the Sakhalin Oblast—2019 category


1st place: Irina Mavletkulova, Sakhalin Construction and Housing Services Technical School
2nd place: Alexander Panov, Sakhalin Institute of the Railway Transport, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk branch of the Far Eastern State Transport University

2019 Best Health and Safety Facilitator of the Sakhalin Oblast category


1st place: Dmitry Malkhasyan, Secondary Comprehensive School of the village of Sokol, Dolinsk Urban District
2nd place: Mikhail Goncharuk, Secondary Comprehensive School No. 11, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
3rd place: Olga Gnidenko, Secondary Comprehensive School No. 4, Korsakov.

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13 December 2019

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