The last short term mobility (Learning/teaching training activities C4) was held in Palanga Senoji Gimnazija, Lithuania on May 20-24 2019.
Before the actual visit, the majority of the school community was involved in the preparation: May 7, 2019 Erasmus+ team students and teachers and the IIIrd graders of Palanga Senoji Gimnazija striving for perfection with the folk band ‘Meguva’.
20 May, 2019 opening ceremony with the headmadster Leonas Šidlauskas, performers Dominykas Čepys, Justė Dumčiūtė, dancers (teacher/coach Daiva Sangavičienė) hosts Emilija Liutikaitė and Adomas Janušas and the school community. Photos by Deividas Kryževičius.
May 20, 2019 guided tour around Palanga with Ilona Pociuvienė, Aušrinė Plonytė, Urtė Arlauskaitė, Gustė Ramonaitė and Aistė Kubiliūtė. Meeting priest Sigitas Zilys in the Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Visiting the Kurhaus, Tishkevichiai Alley, Birute’s park (the Botanical Gardens), Jurate and Kastytis Square, Anapilis (the Resort Museum). Photos by Deividas Kryževičius.
May 21, 2019 guided tour of the Curonian Spit a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Juodkrante, Nida, Parnidis Dune, Thomas Mann’s memorial house, the Protective Embankment). Learning about the cormorans, weathervanes and the life of the Curonian people throughout centuries. Photos by Deividas Kryževičius.
May 22, 2019 a lesson on democracy, greetings and mementos from the Mayor of Palanga Šarūnas Vaitkus and Ilona Pociuvienė head of Department of Education and Cuture of Palanga, political situation in Palanga City Council presented by Mayor’s advisor Pranas Žeimys, development of Palanga presented by Palanga TIC specialist Mindaugas Surblys in the Resort Muesum (the historical villa Anapilis). Photos by Deividas Kryževičius.
May 23, 2019 Democracy and Friendship evening in Palanga Senoji Gimnazija with the kind help, support and generosity of wonderful parents of all our Erasmus+ students Aušra Žemaitaitienė, Ramune Mickuviene, Asta Knietienė (and all the others who aren’t my Facebook friends), with the folk band of Palanga ‘Meguva’. Tasting the traditional Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Italian and Portuguese snacks, cakes and dishes, learning the traditional Lithuanian dances and dances of the partner countries. Photos by Deividas Kryževičius and Ausrine Janusiene.
May 23, 2019 guided tour of the Franciscan Monastery in Kretinga with Sesuo Danutė Fmsc , learning about the cultural, architectural and culinary heritage of the Baltic coast of Lithuania with Daiva Urbštienė in Kretinga museum. Photos by Ausrine Janusiene.
May 23, 2019 ‘DAREbyART’ workshop. Thanks to the ecellent guidance of teachers Daiva Urbštienė and Jūratė Vaišvilė as well as the limitless creativity of the students a Dream Democratic School was built. The ideas were presented to the audience and now are exhibited in Palanga Senoji Gimnazija for the local community to admire.
May 22, 2019 ‘Democracy and human rights in school‘- debates on the subtopics: What is your dream of a democratic school? What are the rights and responsibilities of different groups in it?
Presentations: videos ‘What is your dream of a democratic school?‘
Workshop – debate and group work: Manual for the good students; Manual for the good parent; Manual for the good teacher. The manuals were printed and distributed among the participants, their teachers and parents. Photos by Deividas Kryževičius.
May 22, 2019
EU, Democracy in Action – Governments of EU countries and their role. Presentations on the topic. Feedback and evaluation of the activity.
Presentations: Young Parliament EU:
May 22, 2019 the project meeting was disseminated in the local press the newspaper ‘Vakarinė Palanga’ (‘Evening Palanga’) No.33. The project coordinator and two young reporters Augustė Stonkutė and Judita Baranauskaitė from class IIB (supervised by their teacher Aušra Šeštokienė) interviewed some of the partners – partcipants of the DARE project and wrote an article about the visit.