Hello everyone! My name is Vadim Balyakin. Now I am enjoying my third time in MMC. I really like this camp, so I will come back here next year.
This session is very active for me because I’m a helper of Master Mind. It means that I have to wake up at 7.40 (instead of 8.00), doing morning and evening radio and help with any events, we have here.
My new team is very friendly and fine. Each of them has his own views, thoughts and comments about everything, so it helps us to create really interesting and awesome performances. Yesterday’s performance confirmed it. We had to make person on the chair laugh and we did it. Mine congratulations
When I came here in my first time, I was really afraid of the stage. But now after many performances I can finally say, that acting is a part of my life and I can’t life without it.
I really like the time, when I’m here. So go to do my activities. Thanks everyone for attention)
Vadim Balyakin (VTB) RED BULLS
Greetings to all! I’m Richard and originally from the Isle of Man in the UK. I’m currently living in Krasnodar, working as a Trainer and Head English teacher for students aged 13-18 at the football academy. My previous years at MMC, I worked as a Native English teacher. Due to uncertain free time availability this year I’ve been lucky to work as a counsellor for the Red Carriage. This is my first time counselling in IYC and I’m enjoying this new activity as it gives me more time to interact with the students. I like this change of role as I’ve been able to join in with different activities including sport and workshop which as a teacher, I never got to experience in such a way previously. Students have a fantastic place to meet highly knowledgeable and kind Russian staff and interact and practice speaking English with native speakers. My Russian speaking isn’t perfect so it’s great listening to the kids communicating with me in English and if they struggle with words, get them to describe it or use the Russian variation so I can give them the English alternatives.
Working with Red Carriage has been an amazing experience for me as they are keen to communicate in English and the students have been learning English humor and jokes which is nice seeing them using around the camp. I brought a mascot with me which they made a red jersey for and have named “Buch” that never leaves their sides. Working with Russian staff has been pleasant and it’s been fantastic meeting old but also making new friends.
It’s been a strange feeling knowing I was their teacher last year and now I’m able participate in all their daily activities and events. It’s been an honor to have had the chance to come here once again, having the chance to witness first hand each year how the personal traits and level of English knowledge has increased. MMC is a special place for everyone involved.
Richard Ellison, teacher