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  MONDAY, 9TH OCTOBER
08:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel
09:00 Arrival at school; welcoming speech adr. by the school Principal Mr.
  Antanas Račkelis: Official presentation of the countries (conference
  room)
   
10:30 Tour of the school with some host students
11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:45 Ice breaking activities (English room 104)
   
12:30 “Lets discover Lithuania” video presenting Lithuania, Kaunas. Quiz about Lithuania
 
13:30 Free time with hosts/lunch/lunch for teachers
14:40 Picking up from the gymnasium
15:00 - 16:30 Guided tour of Kaunas town centre and visiting its outstanding sites
17:30 Preparations for International Evening. (Picking teachers from the
  hotel)
18:00 - 20:00 International Evening – presenting natural cuisine; songs and dances

 

 

  TUESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER
07:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel. Arrival at school
08:15 - 11:00 Editing short films.
  Professional presenting the main evaluation criteria for films (impact on edition) in Vytautas Magnus University.
 
  Students show improved quality film they made during their visit in Italy and make comparative analyses between original and new versions;
   the improvements are discussed by students.
 
  Completing evaluation worksheets based on set criteria.
11:00 Tea/coffee break
11:15 Workshop about technical elements of a film – focus, light, composition, sound.
  Learning to use film editing applications to improve films. Theory/practise focus.
12:30 Students spend time with their host families (lunch)
13:00 Lunch (teachers)
14:30 Picking up from Kaunas castle
15:00 - 16:30 Guided trip to the monastery Emsemble Pažaislis – the Baraque
  masterpiece, which is located in the pictures landcsape of the
  Kaunas Lagoon.
18:00 Dinner (teachers only)

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, 11TH OCTOBER
07:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel.
08:00 Arrival of students
08:15 - 11:00 Students work together in multicultural teams in Vytautas Magnus University (Muitines st. 7). 
  They choose one of the films on social topics that students
  worked on back in their schools (a film focused on town’s/school’s social issue) and improve them.
   Each member will have clear duties assigned.
11:00 - 11:15 Tea/coffee break
11:15 - 13:15 Film editing workshop with the professionals
   
13:15 Students spend time with their host families (lunch)
Afternoon free time
15:00 - 16:30 Guided trip to the monastery Emsemble Pažaislis – the Baraque
  masterpiece, which is located in the pictures landcsape of the
  Kaunas Lagoon.
17:45 Dinner (teachers only)

 

 

  THURSDAY, 12TH OCTOBER
07:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel.
08:00 Meeting place – the hall of the hotel.
  Day trip to the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius, situated on the banks of the river Neris and Vilnia. First time it was mentioned in 1323 when Grand Duke Gediminas built a castle there. 
Today the tower of the castle is one of the landmarks and symbols of the city.
 
The old Town of Vilnius is one of the biggest (360ha) and oldest in Eastern Europe.
In 1994 Vilnius Old Town was included into UNESCO heritage registre.
 
 
  Leaving for Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Visiting Trakai castle.
  Lunch break – testing kibinai in a local restaurant
18:00 Return to Kaunas. Families will pick the students at the hotel

 

 

  FRIDAY, 13TH OCTOBER
07:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel.
08:00 Students and teachers arrive at school
8:10–9:30 Presentation of final films and evaluation by the professional.
  The professional assesses the progress in the terms of filming techniques by comparing the initial
 
9:30 Tea/coffee break
10:00–11:00 Evaluation, certificates of attendance and europass mobility form
   
11:00 Teachers’ session
11:45 Picking up the students from gymnasium
12:00–13:30 Visiting the Ninth Fort of Kaunas – a place of execution for Jews and
  captured Soviets
13:30 Lunch (students have time with host families)
15:00 Break (teachers)
17:45 Picking up teachers from the hotel
18:00–21:00 Farewell Party