- May 23, 2014
In Vilnius the contest of the knowledge about Poland, Lithuania and cooperation of the two countries
The Polish embassy in Vilnius in cooperation with the Education and Science Ministry and the Lithuanian Centre for Non-Formal Students’ Education organized the contenst entitled ‘Fight of intellects – the knowledge about Poland, Lithuania and their cooperation’. On the 23rd of May, on Friday, in the Lithuanian Centre of Non-Formal Students’ Education met 8 teams of older students from Lithuanian schools.
There were: High School of T. Noras-Naruševičius in Krakopol (lit. Krokialaukis), olicki region, High School “Żaros” in Vilnius, Junior High School “Juventos” in Vilnius, Junior High School „Laisvės” in Vilnius, Junior High School of Juozas Lukšas in Godlewo (lit. Garliava) kowieński region, Junior High School of Technological University of Kowieńsk, Junior High School of Motiejus Gustajtis in Loździeje, Junior High School of St. Benedict in Olta.
The undertaking was initiated by the Deputy Minister of Science and Education of Lithuania – Genoveita Krasauskienė, the Polish ambassador in Vilnius – Jarosław Czubiński and the managing director of the Centre – Algirdas Sakevičius.
The students showed their knowledge gained not only from school books, but also from literature, films, music and traveling. The ‘fight’ consisted of 6 rounds of 10 questions about history, geography, culture and art, as well as the knowledge about contemporary Poland and Lithuania.
Two rounds dealt with important for both countries anniversaries celebrated this year, such as the 25th anniversary of democratic changes in Poland, regain of independence in Lithuania, and 10th anniversary of Polish and Lithuanian membership in the EU, the Lithuanian 10th and Polish 15th anniversary of NATO access.
After the conclusion of results, the first award (the trip to Warsaw) won Junior High School of Technological University of Kowieńsk, on the second place was Junior High School “Juventos” in Vilnius, and on the third was Junior High School „Laisvės” in Vilnius.
Today’s event has been the second edition of the game. The first ‘fight’ was conducted among Polish-speaking schools in Lithuania (27th of March). Winning teams from each of edition (in the first part won the team from Junior High School of A. Mickiewicz) are going to go on a three-day integrational-cognitive trip to Polish capital – Warsaw. They will see for example Warsaw old town, Łazienki, Chopin Museum, Warsaw Rising Museum, Kopernik Science Centre.
Other teams were awarded with gifts funded by the Polish Embassy and the Ministry Of Education and Science. All the teams taking part in the contest got diplomas. Certificates with the signature of the Ambasador Etraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland in Lithuania – Jarosław Czubiński, and the director of the Lithuanian Centre for Non-Formal Students’ EducationAlgirdas Sakevičius for the preparation of teams got also teachers: Alma Sorakienė, Zita Talutienė, Ana Navickaja, Domas Boguševičius, Jonas Malinauskas, Danutė Mazūrienė, Konsuela Liaskovskaja, Vygaudas Jazukevičius.
Tłumaczenie by Ewelina Filonik w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Ewelina Filonik within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.