Ukraine’s first underground school – level 3

17-05-2024 07:00

In Kharkiv, Ukraine, a new underground school has opened to protect children from Russian attacks.

Hundreds of students began their classes this week in the bunker school, located 6 meters underground. The entrance is through a small white concrete box on the pavement, and the windowless classrooms are brightly lit and painted in white and lime green. Kharkiv lies near the Russian border and has faced relentless attacks since the beginning of the invasion 26 months ago. The increased airstrikes and fighting have made the new school a necessity.

Masha, 9, and her brother Oleksii, 6, were excited to attend in-person classes and meet their teachers and friends. Their mother, Marina Prikhodko, expressed her joy at seeing her children excited for school. The school’s enrollment is 300 students, and it will expand to 900 by September. City’s Mayor hopes this initiative will normalize life amidst ongoing conflict.

Difficult words: relentless (never stopping), enrollment (registering at an institution), initiative (a new plan or action).

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What measures have been taken to ensure the safety of students in Kharkiv, Ukraine amidst the ongoing conflict with Russia?


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