Young trekkers learn history
School students from eastern Kazakhstan went on hiking. Hiking groups were formed as part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program. They will trek to places of ancient nomadic settlements to search for historic artifacts. 80 young hikers decided to summit the local mountains.
MADIYAR IMANKULOV, GUIDE:
- Our ancestors were able to survive in any conditions. We want our children to learn some basic nomadic lifestyle and survival skills. Hiking will be also useful for their health.
The school students climbed the mountains for several hours before reaching a rest halt. They followed strict discipline and distribution of duties in the camp.
Young trekkers started climbing small hills. In September, they will face new challenges.
NURGELDI ABZHAPAROV, HEAD OF REGIONAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
- Later, as part of a forum for young historians and tourists, the students will go for an expedition to study the cultural and historical values.
The tract of Berel can be really challenging for future historians. Students will be studying ancient artifacts for several days.