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Finalists of the DYTIATKO Festival visited the heart of Kharkiv and took to the sky on airplanes

Finalists of the DYTIATKO Festival visited the heart of Kharkiv and took to the sky on airplanes

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Today the finalists of the XI DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival were able to see the city of Kharkiv during a sightseeing tour of the central part of the metropolis, as well as a bird’s-eye view.

Today, the finalists of the media festival began the morning with a city tour in Kharkiv. The monuments that have already become history for the city and newly created sculptures, cathedrals and temples, factories and memorials, buildings by Beketov and the thermometer, empire and constructivism – all that was seen impressed the guests.

Enjoying Kharkiv ice-cream, the children walked in a square shaped like a laboratory flask, saw Harvard from Kharkiv, learned about the local house with chimaeras, cooked a meal with Vernadsky and sang with Shulzhenko, and they determined the place of their next trip being at the 50th parallel.

In addition, the guests got acquainted with the open-air museum of aviation technology in V. S. Grizodubova Kharkiv Flying Club, which is located in Korotych. During the excursion, the children learned the history of each aircraft, that was at the museum of the flying club – modern small aeroplanes, as well as samples of military equipment – combat planes that were in service with the air forces of Kharkiv region at different times.

The culmination of the visit to the flying club for the festival participants was the rewarding of the winners in the nomination “Our Peaceful Sky” with flights on the KhAZ-30 and AN-2 aircraft. The representatives of six children’s television studios saw Kharkiv region from a bird’s eye view:

  • National Scout Organization of Ukraine “Plast” (Kolky village, Volyn region);
  • Lozova City Council of High School Students “New Wave”, TRC “Sigma” (Lozova, Kharkiv region);
  • Children and youth media center “Planet Z” (Ternopil)
  • Children’s television studio “RAKURS” (city of Verkhnodniprovsk, Dnipropetrovsk region)
  • Children and youth television studio “Grani” (Zaporizhzhia)
  • Children’s jury (Italian Republic).

In the end, the participants received unforgettable impressions and emotions from an exciting air show with demonstration flights from the best aviators of V. S. Grizodubova Kharkiv Flying Club.


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