Grade 9 Explore Anykščiai
On September 20th, Grade 9 went on an educational trip to Anykščiai. Here are impressions after the trip by Matas, grade 9 student: "The students were given a chance to make their own loaf of bread from flour and water through traditional ways by using a “bread furnace” and other traditional tools/appliances. Next, the students visited a unique Museum which is one of the only 4 horse museums around the world. The museum hosted a plethora of various carriages and contraptions in different colors and shapes that were used alongside horses such as the plow. After that, the students visited a showcasing of traditional weaving by using a weaving machine and also saw a local do traditional ceramics. They also learned about the various plants involved to get different colors for weaving and they learned about Lithuanian dowries and various tools. Soon after that, the students headed to a cozy restaurant ''Pasagėlė" in the same area to have a delicious lunch which was certainly one of our favorite parts of the trip. Throughout the entire trip, native Lithuanian students were given the task of recognizing traditional Lithuanian items, words, and other interesting village life things. On the latter part of the trip, students split up to go to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum while native Lithuanian MT students focused on a famous Lithuanian writer Jonas Biliūnas. They visited J. Biliūnas’ Homestead-Museum, a childhood home, in which they learned about the facts and stories about his life and his writing. Overall, the trip was very fun and engaging, and also provided tasty bread to bring home to share with family and friends."