From 8 till 11 November, the 12th Regional Celebration of Safety Day was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
It is held annually to check the knowledge of the rules of safe behaviour among school age children. The event is arranged as part of the Safety Is Important partnership programme, which has been jointly implemented by the Sakhalin Ministry of Education, the Central Office of Sakhalin Oblast Emercom and Sakhalin Energy LLC.
In his welcome address to the attendees of the event opening ceremony, Igor Yakumov, Head of the Central Office of Sakhalin Oblast Emercom, noted that the programme served as a perfect impetus for further development for many young people on Sakhalin. “I am sincerely urging you not to remain complacent and always keep going forward. This will open up new opportunities for personal growth and, of course, make your life much safer,” he added.
This year, sixteen teams that won the district competitions will be fighting for the title of the best expert on the rules of safe behaviour at the Vostok Training Centre – about 100 people in total.
The participants will have several days to demonstrate their theoretical and practical knowledge of safe behaviour in forests, during fires, on water and on the road, on the internet, in emergencies and in many other situations. The teams will be taking part in different contests and master classes.
Elena Klinova, Lead Consultant of the Sakhalin Oblast Ministry of Education, notes that the organisers of the Safety Day event do their best to make it more interesting and useful for young Sakhaliners every year, while enhancing competition stations and tasks.
The team receives points upon completion of every stage. The evaluation is based not only on the correctness of answers, but also on the speed of completing tasks, as well as the participants' efficiency and teamwork.
Children's knowledge will be assessed at different stages by experts including representatives of the Central Office of Sakhalin Oblast Emercom, Polyakov Search and Rescue Team, Sakhalin Inspection of Small Vessels, Far Eastern Children’s Railway, MTS, all-Russian Volunteer Firefighter Society, Russian Rescue Union, all-Russia Students’ Rescue Division, Sakhalin Oblast Centre for Public Health and Medical Prevention, Rodnik Environmental Centre, Sakhalin Oblast Traffic Police and Sakhalin Energy employees.
The event will last for 4 days, during which the young participants will be guided by Senya and Vaska the Cat, the characters of the Safety is Important programme.
As told by Tatyana Derivedmid, Deputy Head of Sakhalin Energy's Corporate Affairs Division, Senya is about to celebrate his birthday: “Born on 9 November 2005, he has been teaching safety rules for seventeen years now, enabling children to make the right decisions in difficult situations. Today, the children's favourite character is again showing the way to the wonderful land of SAFETY for the competitors. I truly believe that after the event, every participant will become an ambassador for this land, telling their friends and acquaintances about safe behaviour.”
The absolute winner of the Safety Day Regional event was the EcoGuardians team from a secondary school in Uglezavodsk, Dolinsk district. It was followed by Signal team from school № 30 of the regional centre. The third place went to Lightning team, representing secondary school № 6 in Korsakov.
8 November 2022