Boarding students excursions
Our Brookes Moscow Boarding Students had an exciting and fun-filled month in September on their weekend excursions around the city! The students visited places of historical and cultural significance as well as fun and entertaining locations.
The students discuss what they would like to do and then vote and chose their places of interest. The locations correspond to their curriculum and areas of study. Pushkin Museum and VDNH were just a couple of the venues that were chosen during the month of September. Our teachers arrange the visits and accompany the boarders on the excursions (and we know they have fun themselves as well!)
We recognise and understand the need and importance to be able to switch off and relax after a long week of studies, which is why our boarding school organises weekly Saturday and Sunday excursions as part of the students’ boarding experience.
On September 17th, we went to the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. We had an opportunity to visit the Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund exhibitions in the Kremlin Museum. The Armory Chamber is a collection of antique treasure items, such as Peter the Great’s ceremonial clothes, elements of the Russian Orthodox Church, royal carriages and ambassadorial gifts owned by the Russian rulers of different ages.
The Diamond Fund exhibition presented a collection of the rarest gemstones, as well as, the Royal’s most valuable jewelry pieces. For instance, I personally was appalled by the Imperial Crown of Russia, made for Catherine II and the largest raw diamond of the collection - “XXVI Congress of CPSU” (342,57 carats), found during the Soviet Union Republic time in Yakutia, also known as the centric diamond deposit in Russia...