Graduates of an Orthodox school near Moscow become skilled wrestlers and rock players
06 February 2007, 15:52
Graduates of an Orthodox school near Moscow become skilled wrestlers
and rock players
Moscow, February 6, Interfax - There is an extraordinary Orthodox
school at Lobnya near Moscow. It has only 29 pupils and its
leadership employs the best teachers.
Among the compulsory disciplines at St. Philaret's School is
choreography. This discipline favorite with the girls has been
introduced recently. The girls give ballet movements a thorough
workout at the barre and then put on heels to dance Russian folk dances.
Religious instruction is given here along with computer basics and
English. In addition, all the pupils are taught to play piano.
'Education should be comprehensive. An Orthodox is a comprehensively
developed person. As for the girls, they should be given a special
attention', says the schoolmaster, Father Nifont.
The local authorities describe it as a school of the future. It
offers almost an individual education. The largest class includes
only eight schoolchildren. Some classes have only one pupil. The
graduates enter universities, become masters of sports in Greco-Roman
wrestling, play in Moscow rock-groups, the Vesti-Moscow TV news has
reported on Tuesday.