On June 1, 2017, the major Russian digital television operator Tricolor TV announced the winners of the contest Bird House for My School which is a continuation of the largescale all-Russian environmental project Let Us Help the Birds Together! The official awarding ceremony was held as part of the celebration of the Children's Day in Gorky Park. The organizers of the contest presented memorable prizes to the winners and participants.
The project involved 1,026 schoolchildren from 56 of primary schools in Moscow. Together with their teachers they created 281 bright and truly unique birdhouse. Photos of these colorful projects were posted on the site deti.tricolor.tv where everyone during the period from May 01 to 25 could vote for the work he liked best.
In total, more than 20,000 people voted for the participants’ projects. The people’s choice award was received by the one created by the students of the 3rd grade of Public School No. 950. Members of the team that won the audience voting — Ivanova Varvara, Gordon Eva, Boltacheva Sofya —were granted with an excursion to the largest Russian television center Ostankino.
On May 25, 2017, the expert jury determined three teams that won the competition by jury voting.
The first place was taken by the 2-E class team of the Public School No. 152: Alexey Dyachkov, Igor Kravets, Dmitry Pokhlebkin, Egor Prigorev and Vitaly Romashov. The guys were granted with Samsung Galaxy electronic tablets.
The project that took the second place was determined by the jury from the Department of Education of Moscow. The winners — students of Public School No. 1985, 3-B grade: Ilkaeva Sofia, Strakh Veronica, Sviridova Ekaterina, Zagorovsky Vladimir and Breitburg Lada. were granted with quadrocopters from one of the best manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones.
The expert jury from the O! children’s TV channel determined the team that took the third place in the competition — pupils of 4-A grade of Public Gymnasium No. 1508: Melamud Catherine and Indge Maryam received graphic tablets as a prize.
No participants of the competition were left out —all the children were granted with diplomas by the organizer and gifts by the O! children's TV channel.
Well done, guys! This many unusual ideas, bright decisions, every work is unique. Participants chose various techniques — some decorated the bird houses with buttons and beads, someone painted in traditional Russian styles, some decorated bird houses with live flowers and bark, even erected the annexes and installed small Tricolor TV satellite dishes! It was extremely difficult to choose the winners because all the projects deserve obtaining the first prize. But contest is a contest. We thank all participants for their projects. I hope that not only we, but also those for whom the guys have created the colourful bird houses — our little feathered friends — appreciate the new apartments and we will watch these birds’ houses acquiring new feathered dwellers.
The celebration of the Children's Day in Gorky Park will not end on June 1 — the program implicates three days and positively meets the interests of both children and adults. In the Rosary Park at the cognitive classes of the Russian Geographical Society people will find out who the theromorphes are and how to get ready for the country walk, on the site by Pionersky Pond the artists of Vyacheslav Polunin’s Show with the support of the Spivakov Foundation will perform. The program also includes a festival of art schools, unicycle shows, acrobatic rock-n-roll and boogie-woogie lessons, dance master classes and Alla Dukhova's TODES Show, Flip-studio from O! TV channel and much more.