On February 28, 2020, as part of the regional stage of the regional Month of military-Patriotic work, a local history conference of students "Memory through the ages" was held on the basis of PSU, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the great Patriotic war. The jury included employees Of the national Polotsk historical and cultural Museum-reserve-head of the local History Museum Irina Vodneva and head of the Museum of military glory Sergey Kopyl.
Students of schools in Polotsk and Polotsk district under the guidance of experienced teachers presented 14 presentations, which was accompanied by a multimedia presentation. A vivid impression was left by the report of Vyacheslav Yurchenko, a student of Polotsk state gymnasium No. 2 on the topic "Memories from the past partisan life of Leonid Shurenkov in the period 1942-1944.". The 6th grader introduced the audience to the contents of the soldier's diary of the 1940s, which is still carefully stored in the Slava's family. Members of the jury also noted the works "the Grod Family-the righteous of the peoples of the world" (Anastasia Kolach, school no. 5), "Unfading light. My great-grandfather is a Hero of the Soviet Union (Victoria Stoma, school no. 16), " Military history of Polotchina in our school Museum. Mound of Immortality-the memory of the people" (Kalina Filippova, school no. 16). Teachers of school no.1 R. V. Voyush and V. R. Dementyev, who have been studying local history with the children for more than a year, also received gratitude for preparing students to the conference.
In the end of the conference, the jury members noted an interesting selection of research topics in comparison with previous years.