Seduva Gymnasium

Author(s): Salomeja Krenciene
Institution/Organisation: Seduva Gymnasium (LT)


1.1 Scope of the initiative

The initiative is taken following Nordplus project agency suggestion.

Target group: secondary school students from grade 1- 12 (7-19 years old).

Project involves cooperation between two schools in Lithuania and Norway.

Initiative involves learning the English language integrating craft, art, technology.

An exchange programme for teachers and students.


1.2 Range of languages studied

Covered languages: English and (to a very small degree) Lithuanian and Norwegian.

1.3 Learning outcomes

A real motivation for students from both countries has been achieved by creating an authentic communicative demand integrating interesting subjects art, technology, craft.

The language learning process is connected to others, more general learning process like

  • project-based cooperation by students from different countries and different age-groups;
  • self-organisation;
  • planning fund-raising activities;
  • communicating with the project partners and students’ parents;
  • achieving intercultural awareness

1.4 Practical realisation

The initiative is officially controlled by the Nordplus agency in Sweden.

Project partners from Norway have been found on the Internet.

Project aim is to get acquainted with the folk art in Lithuania and Norway in the past and nowadays and accumulate information connected with art and craft professions.

The project activities are included in both schools curriculum

Realisation phases:

  • Attending seminars organized by Nordplus agency representatives in Lithuania (2007 winter);
  • Searching for partners on the Internet (2008 March);
  • Filling in the project application on line (April);
  • Involving the students and teachers in the project activities (September);
  • Creating the project website (October);
  • Communicating with the partners in Norway on the Internet (constantly);
  • Evaluating the project activities (every month);
  • Gathering, analysing, presenting the information about folk art in English (2008 winter);
  • The joined activities for one week on art in Lithuania (2009 March) (10 students and 3 teachers will come from Norway. The project activities will be included in the school curriculum. The students will live in the students’ families, communicate in English and minimum in Lithuanian and Norwegian);
  • The joined activities for one week on art in Norway (May) ( 10 students and 3 teachers will go to Norway to continue the project activities);
  • Filling in the account on line for the carried project activities and financial funding to Nordplus agency in Sweden (October).
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