Belarusian Humanities Lyceum Starts New Curriculum Year near Its Former Building
On 1 September 1 students and teachers of Iakub Kolas Belarusian Humanities Lyceum , closed by the regime in spring of 2003, marked the beginning of the new school year in front of their former building in Kirau Street 21 in Minsk.
The collective of the lyceum where about 90 young people are to study this year, gathered near the entrance to the building where the lyceum was situated for more than 12 years. After eviction of the educational establishment and reconstruction the building was passed to the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk.
The director of the lyceum Uladzimir Kolas reminded that the building was given to the Lyceum by the government of the country, and expressed confidence that its loss is temporary. We are predestined to keep the essentials of Belarusian revival: mother tongue, democratic values and national identity’, U.Kolas said. Then students laid flowers to their former building.
A graduate of the lyceum Iauhen Volk says he is happy that the life of the Lyceum hasn’t stopped, and new students have come to continue traditions of one of the leading secondary schools.