The Sunny City Children’s Creative Academy has been operating since January 2016 and currently has 43 classrooms and laboratories, a gym, an assembly hall, a conference room, a choreography hall, a library, legal education and a life safety class, a Yury Temirkanov music class and Mikhail Shemyakin visual arts class. The Academy includes a lyceum for gifted children with 250 students in Grades 6–11 who have passed natural science and math tests; a centre for further education (about 6,000 students aged 5 to 17) offering art, social-pedagogical, natural science and technical programmes; Quantorium children’s technopark (robot-, nano-, cosmo-, IT- and energy quantums); the Antares regional centre for selecting and supporting gifted children in the arts, sports, education and science, offering subject-oriented 21-day training camps.
The President visited several Quantorium classes. In the robotics class – robo-quantum – the President was shown several models of an autonomous robot designed for recycled garbage collection in urban areas. In the energy-quantum, Vladimir Putin was shown a model of a small mobile hydroelectric power plant designed for remote mountainous areas. In the nano-quantum class, students showed photoelectronic materials that they developed. The President also talked with the cosmo-quantum class students and visited the Academy’s Young Rescuer class.