The First Lady began her visit to the school with a meeting with his first teacher, Alexandra Yaroslavtseva. “We were your first class of graduates. We were a very friendly group, and everyone has warm memories of our school years and our wonderful teachers,” Svetlana Medvedeva said, hugging her first teacher.
The First Lady visited the geography and biology classrooms, as well as carpentry and home economics workshops. She asked the students in the biology classroom what they were studying. “We used to have a lot of plants in the biology classroom in our time too, but now you have more modern equipment, like microscopes,” Ms Medvedeva said. She wished the students success, noting that some of them may become doctors or biologists in the future.
After that the First Lady took part in a celebration concert, prepared by the school’s students for the Teachers’ Day. Svetlana Medvedeva passed on greetings from the President of Russia, a graduate of the same school. She noted that the Teachers’ Day “has become a true national holiday”. “Teaching is the most humane occupation in the world. I would like to see our kids choose to become teachers and doctors more often. Your work is invaluable, you give your professionalism, love and optimism, and it cannot but resonate in your pupils’ hearts. The teachers of our great country instill in their students a love for their homeland, and a sense of patriotism”, stressed the First Lady.
Svetlana Medvedeva presented her school a photo collage made of her photo with Dmitry Medvedev and a view of the school. Both graduates of the school No. 305 have signed their autographs and wrote the year of their graduation, 1982.