PROJECT MEETING IN ANYKŠČIAI, LITHUANIA

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 PROJECT MEETING IN ANYKŠČIAI, LITHUANIAJanuary 27 – 31, 2014

 

All posing for a joint photo of the meeting The second project meeting within the “Through Universal Myths, Towards Eternal Truths” (4 Myths 4 Truth), a multilateral partnership project financed by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme, COMENIUS action was held by Antanas Baranauskas General School in Anykščiai, Lithuania January 27 – 31, 2014. 12 teachers and 28 students from 6 partner schools came to the meeting, where a number of activities were held both at school and beyond.

 

Activities Held at School

 

 

 

Reception at school

As to the activities held at school, first a reception and a short tour of the school building were given, both meant for getting to know each other better. Then the guests gave lessons to our school students in order to familiarize them with cultural and historic details of their countries. While at school, all of the teams also presented their work done so far, including the prepared portfolios on the first myth of ethno-genesis. Later, the teachers planned the project activities and the students enjoyed art classes as well as some competitions in the gym. Finally, the guests were introduced to a brief outline of the Lithuanian history.  

 

Short tour of the school building

 

Guests presenting their countries to the school students

 

Listening to presentations on the first myth

 

Planning ahead by teachers

 

Enjoying an art lesson together

Building team skills in sport Introducing guests to the Lithuanian history

 

Activities Held Outside School

 

Lithuanian folk dances at the Culture Centre Listening to local songs at the Welcome party Exploring bread making traditions Tour of the Old Town of Vilnius
 

 

 

 

At Vilnius University

For the activities outside the school, the guests were taken to the Culture Centre for a performance of Lithuanian folk dances given by the folk dance company Gojus. Then they were given a chance to enjoy the local songs sung by the local song company Anykšta over their dinner in a special evening. As for the trips and guided tours, the meeting participants took part in an educational programme of bread making traditions, went on a day trip to the capital city of Vilnius, where they explored the Old Town of Vilnius, had a short tour of Vilnius University, the Ducal Palace and the Parliament building, and also toured around the town of Anykščiai and its museums on the last day of their stay. Then, while the teachers had a talk with the mayor in his office, the students learned about the local cultural and historic heritage at the Regional Park of Anykščiai. Finally, the meeting was concluded by a farewell party thrown in the evening.  

 

 

 

Walking around the Ducal Palace in Vilnius

 

Touring the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas

 

Sightseeing in Anykščiai

 

At the Mayor’s Office

 

Leaving the hotel before the flight

Farewell party

 

 

As to the feedback collected through the meeting evaluation sheets that the guests filled in, most of them evaluated the enlisted criteria as very good or excellent, giving the scores between 4 and 5. Here are the average scores of the criteria as they were assessed by the participants of the meeting. The proposed programme was given the average score of 4.62, the relevance of the activities for the project aims was estimated by the average score of 4.41, the support of the host team was ranked high, reaching the score of 4.74 on average, and the atmosphere during the meeting as well as the communication among partners were both estimated by the average score of 4.59.
Among the most frequent words that the guests used to describe the meeting in Anykščiai, were phrases as follows:
amazing, perfect, very good meeting, excellent organization and support, a perfect programme – not too busy, sightseeing part – boring, beautiful, unforgettable experience, great job, cold weather but warm people,a wonderful meeting in the town of angels, extraordinary hosts, friendly people, nice memories and relevant activities, hard work with excellent results.
During the week of the meeting as well as after it, there were lots of publications in the local newspapers and websites on the national level to introduce the activities, results and experiences of the meeting. The articles can be found by clicking on the links as follows:http://www.anyksta.lt/naujienos/naujienos/29879-anyksciuose-vieses-uzsienio-sali-moksleiviaihttp://www.anyksta.lt/naujienos/naujienos/29904-portugalai-anyksciuose-rado-ziema

http://www.silelis.res.lt/?lang=lt&mID=1&id=425

http://www.baranauskas.anyksciai.lm.lt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=782&Itemid=111

http://www.temainfo.lt/anyksciu-a-baranausko-pagrindine-mokykla-comenus-projekto-dalyve/

http://www.baranauskas.anyksciai.lm.lt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=789&Itemid=111

http://nyksciai.lt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17676&Itemid=106

 

 

 

All posing for a joint photo

All posing for a joint photo

Enjoying an art lesson together

Enjoying an art lesson together

Walking around the Ducal Palace

Walking around the Ducal Palace

Touring the town of Anyksciai

Touring the town of Anyksciai

Touring the Old Town of Vilnius

Touring the Old Town of Vilnius

Touring the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas

Touring the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas

The Farewell party

The Farewell party

Short tour of the school building

Short tour of the school building

Reception at school

Reception at school

Presenting countries to the host school

Presenting countries to the host school

Planning ahead by teachers

Planning ahead by teachers

Lithuanian folk dances at the Culture Centre

Lithuanian folk dances at the Culture Centre

Listening to presentations on the 1st myth

Listening to presentations on the 1st myth

Leaving the hotel before the flight

Leaving the hotel before the flight

Introducing guests to Lithuanian history

Introducing guests to Lithuanian history

Exploring bread making traditions

Exploring bread making traditions

Building team skills in sport

Building team skills in sport

At Vilnius University

At Vilnius University

At the Welcome party

At the Welcome party

At the Mayor's office

At the Mayor’s office

 

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