10 класс - Будяков Максим

В этой работе проводится анализ истории развития и популярности настольного тенниса с момента его возникновения до наших дней, а также высказывается отношение автора к данному вопросу.

In this project work I would like to speak about table tennis. I'm going to give a brief overview of the origins of the game, as well as what is generally acknowledged as many of the important highlights of the game's development.

To begin with, the history of table tennis (or ping-pong as it is also commonly known) is a long and interesting sequence of events, which would require a book to write.

12th Century AD - The game of table tennis probably descended from the game of "Royal Tennis", which was played in the medieval era.

1880's - The game became fashionable among the upper classes in England.

1920's - In the early 1920's the game began to revive in England and Europe.

1935 - The American Ping Pong Association, US Amateur Table Tennis Association, and National Table Tennis Association merged to form the US Table Tennis Association (which was renamed USA Table Tennis in 1994).

1970's-1989 — China was the dominant force in both men's and women's events on the world scene, winning multiple events at all world championships.

1988 - Table Tennis became an Olympic sport, in Seoul, South Korea.

1989-1993 - Sweden broke the Chinese in Men's World Championships, winning the 1989, 1991, and 1993 Teams Events, and producing the 1989 and 1991 World Men's Champions (Jan-Ove Waldner and Jorgen Persson respectively). China continued its dominance in female ranks.

2002 - Table Tennis became a Commonwealth Games Sport, at Manchester, England.

In table tennis today 207 countries are professionally engaged. Table tennis is especially popular in Asia where about 4 billion people live. From 1995 to 2009 the Chinese have got 38 gold medals (total 40) in the last 8 World championships.

To continue, I surfed the Internet to find some information about table tennis in Russia. Though I studied a number of sites, I found little material. Therefore I suggest that table tennis is not very popular in Russia.

As for me, I am fond of table tennis. I have been playing table tennis for seven years. When I have free time, I use every chance to play the game I like.

To sum up, in this project work I studied the history of the development of table tennis and its popularity in different countries, surfing the Internet, and came to the conclusion that table tennis is one of most popular games in the world.

10 класс - Гришакина Софья

В данной работе, выполненной на английском языке, автор рассуждает о том, какие бывают памятные дни в семье. Работа подкреплена историческим примером из жизни семьи последнего российского императора, страстотерпца Николая Второго.

In this project work I would like to give some facts from the life of St. Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar and Passion-Bearer. His family life is a perfect illustration of a real family.

To begin with, a family is a small society, it is a small university of relationships, a small town of love and friendship.

A real family life begins on the wedding day.This is the first day to remember in a family. This day, when a groom becomes a husband and a bride turns into wife, must be very memorable, like the wedding day of tsarevich Nicholas and princess Alix of Hesse.

To continue, the second day to remember in a family is the day when children are born . In each family parents wait for the birth of their first child, because it is a present of God. In the last Russian Royal Family five pretty little children were born. Their names were Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei.

To sum up, in any family every day must be a day to remember, because family is you life, you school of relationships. Every day you must learn from your mistakes. The Russian Royal family was the school of relationships too. In 1917 the Royal Family was murdered by revolutionaries and in 2000 they were canonised.

A real family is forever. Appreciate your families!

11 класс - Кречетова Татьяна

I would like to speak about the settlement of Pervomayskoye, Moscow region. The church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit is situated there. The history of this church is very old and interesting. In ancient times there used to be St. Nicholas Church. It was first mentioned in the letter of Ivan Kalita in 1339. At that time it was attached to Voznesensky monastery.

V. M. Rtishchev built a stone church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in honour of the victory at Poltava in 1709. In the middle of the 19th century I. P. Musin-Pushkin built a bell tower with the chapel of St. Juliana. Unfortunately, the church was closed and destroyed in 1930’s. The building was used for different needs.

In 1992 services resumed. The church was renovated and decorated. By the way, the rector of the church, archpriest father Sergiy (Makhonin) is the director of the only Orthodox school in the Western district of Moscow. This school is named after St. John, the Divine. Apparently, the school students and teachers regularly come to the church to celebrate great Orthodox feasts, such as Christmas or Easter as well as the days commemorating St. Nicholas and St. John, the Divine, the patron of the school. All of us look forward to these trips, because the children also have an opportunity to spend their free time outdoors after the service. All people find something to do on the interest: football, volleyball, or walk around the beautiful places on the river. A lot of children are involved in the church services, helping the priests or singing in the choir. My friends and I are very fond of our school and enjoy visiting the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Pervomayskoye.

11 класс - Свердликова Мария

Each of us has one's Motherland. It is the place where we were born and grew up. Whether we are far away from it or not, we always remember our Motherland, love and appreciate it more than all the other places where we have ever been. As for me, I can say that my Homeland is my school. I study at the Orthodox school named after St. John, the Divine. It is situated in 7/2 Partizanskaya street, and each morning children and adults cheerfully go there... It is a private school. There are very few students (for example, there are just four pupils in our class), but they have very warm relationships and they are always ready to help and support one another.

The teachers in our school are different from other teachers. The school is their home and they treat us like our parents! They are strict, but fair and understanding.

The headmaster and some of our teachers are priests, like the teachers of physics, computer science or music. Besides, we study some additional subjects that pupils do not study at other schools, for example: Scripture lessons (a priest teaches us this subject), Church Singing, the Slavic language, etc. We read morning prayers before lessons and we also pray before each lesson and after it.

By the way, life in our school is very interesting and full of different events. We usually go on Pilgrimages to famous ancient monasteries and different towns (Pskov, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Uglich, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy), participate in the concerts dedicated to the main orthodox feasts, take part in very interesting projects, exciting competitions and olympiads. Last year we organized all-Russia Olympiad called "The Candle of Russia" on our own, and a lot of students from different cities take part in it annually!

To sum it up, I would like to underline, that our school is the real Motherland for both students and teachers. Each person who has ever studied or worked at the School named after St. John, the Divine, will remember it forever and treat it like Motherland!