International Online Olympiad “School of Living in the North” is being held with support of Ministry of Education of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Institute of Education Development and Qualification Improvement of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) as a part of Northern Forum’s events.

AIMS: to develop interactive methods and information technologies in studying languages, to raise students’ interest to creative and researchable activities, focused on northern life values, international cooperation and successful socialization in the modern world.


  1. Encouraging the study and development of the culture, formed through life under harsh Arctic conditions.
  2. Promoting research activities among students.
  3. Develop students’ foreign communicative competence.
  4. Find and support talented, creative children and youth.


International Online Olympiad “School of Living in the North” is held on the website of Municipal Budgetary General Education Institution “Berdigestyakh secondary school with in-depth study of subjects”, Berdigestyakh village, Gorniy region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) . Link

WHO CAN APPLY: 8-18 year old students from the Northern Forum’s regions.

Content, Rules and Regulations

Dates of Olympiad: 14 February, 2018 – 17 March, 2018

The Olympiad has two sections:

The first section (test) is carried out in the form of tests on the English language and on the certain subjects in English (biology, physics, mathematics, history, geography). Test length is 60 minutes.

The second section (meta-subject) takes the form of work on the meta-subject task. Works should be attached in the website of the Olympiad and should be sent.

Each section is evaluated separately. A student may participate in one or two sections on their choice.

Results of the test will be announced on 9 April, 2018.

Results of the meta-subject Olympiad will be announced in one month (23 April) 2018.

Applications are accepted from 15 January, 2018 till 5 February, 2018. Application forms are sent to e-mail:

Participants` certificates and winners` diplomas are sent during a week after the winners are announced over the Internet.

Results are made by following age groups:

  • Junior: 8-10
  • Middle: 11-14
  • Senior: 15-18


For Olympiad participation a local coordinator accepts written agreement from lawful representatives (parents, guardians etc.) and keeps the form (the signature of the lawful representative can be authorized by a principal). A local coordinator sends the application form (Attachment 1) to the Organizing Committee, receives instructions, participants’ logins and passwords.

Local coordinator creates a working committee to organize a place for a group of participants with Internet access;

Sent application automatically means representatives` agreement on student`s participation in the Olympiad.

Test results are automatically displayed in one day after the Olympiad on the websites of the Northern Forum, Berdigestyakh secondary school

A meta-subject task is evaluated by experts.Test results are displayed in one month after the Olympiad on the websites of the Northern Forum, Berdigestyakh secondary school

There is no payment for taking part in the Olympiad.

The Olympiad is held in the English Language.


All Olympiad participants will receive a Certificate of Participants.

Winners will be chosen in each group and rewarded by diploma 1st  degree,  prize winners – diplomas.


Attachment 1

to Olympiad Organizing Committee


Surname and name, position, contacts (of the local coordinator)

Registration Form

Surname and Name of the participant



Date of birth




Full name of educational institution


Sivtsev Petr Nikolayevich

6 «v»


01.01. 2005г.



Miss / Mrs. Tingle, English Teacher

Yakutsk City National Gymnasium, Yakutsk, Russia










Attachment  2

Format Requirement

A task is made in Microsoft Office Word Program, A4 format, body text font «Times New Roman», 14 point size, through 1,5 interval in the English language. Pages are numerated. Front page is included in general numeration; number is not pointed on it. Bibliography is made in accordance with Harvard Referencing System. Attachments (copies of documents, tables, pictures etc.) are included. Attached materials are not returned, evaluation protocols and reviews are not sent to authors.


Structure of works:

  1. Front Page
  2. Main Part (not more than 3 pages)
  3. Bibliography (1 page)
  4. Attachment (no more than 2)


Selection criteria:

  • Relevance
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis of the situation and depth of the material work
  • Novelty in researching the topic
  • Own experience in researching the topic
  • Usability, creativity


Attachment 3

Olympiad “School of Living in the North”

Chart for the Coordinators




Login and password

Dates of  results



test on different subjects in English


Date: from 15.01.2018




9 April, 2018

Northern Forum 

Berdigestyakh secondary school -

1-6 places

(1st-winner and awardees)

meta-subject task


Date: from 15.01.2018




In one month (23 April 2018)

Northern Forum 

Berdigestyakh secondary school -

1-6 places

(1st-winner and awardees)

Contact and further information:





Attachment  4

Information for Participants about Olympiad “School of Living in the North”

We invite teachers to take part in Olympiad “School of Living in the North” as a part of the project “School Partnership” under the support a non-governmental non-profit organization Northern Forum. Project has worked since 2008. This project and the Olympiad is organized and coordinated by the work group of Yakutsk City National Gymnasium.

Life on the North, experience and culture of living in extreme natural and climate conditions are factors for development, cooperation and consolidation in different spheres of lifestyle in Northern countries.

Northern territories take a part in realization of global projects: transportation, energetic, communication and education. Northern areas are one of the most important resources. Life on the North becomes a factor of social and economic development of northern regions and other countries.

This field, life experience on the North which is collected by peoples who live in Northern regions and saved it is the value of knowledge of Northern life.

Project “School of living in the North” is aimed to actualize this social situation to create conditions for cooperation and for distribution of Northern lifestyle.

Project’s idea: lessons how to live on the North:

  • Eat
  • Dress
  • Study
  • Develop

Project has special relevance especially in a case of life’s reform of modern society especially in education sphere. These days education is a field of successful socialization of children. This project allows teachers to extend social and cultural fields, use the project activities as an instrument that aimed on encouraging students’ creativity, developing their skills. Olympiad "School of Life in the North" can be regarded as an independent education quality assessment.

Best wishes!