As part of the European Program “Erasmus+ KA2” entitled “FuturEU students as transmitters of cultural heritage”, six students and teachers Ms. O Dantsi and Ch. Chrysochoidis visited the city of Alytus, Lithuania, from 29 March to 4 April.
After a warm welcome from the dance club of the host school with traditional Lithuanian dances, all delegations had the opportunity to tour the school premises (museum, sports center, library, classrooms).
At the school premises each delegation presented their country of origin and their Easter customs. There was also a Lithuanian language presentation and a logo competition. A video with material (photos, texts, maps) that was collected during the activity “Discover the City of Alytus” was created and presented in the IT lab.
The students then met with the mayor and the head of the department of education and culture at the city hall. They also visited Alytus Mountain and White Rose Bridge, the highest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Eastern Europe.
An official tourist guide gave the students a tour around the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, where they visited the Grand Duke's palace and Gediminas Hill, as well as spa town Birstonas.
Finally, a number of hands-on workshops (traditional butter production, Lithuanian recipes with potatoes, Easter Egg decoration, wood sculpture) completed the visit in an ideal way.