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Teacher’s Day at Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium 2021


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Speaking Tutorial. Everyday English. Likes/Dislikes. Level B1

Here are some Everyday English speaking tutorials about likes and dislikes performed by our 6th graders:)


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Fashion Infection: The Real Deal with Ema Gecevičiūtė

Hello, dear reader. This year our student Ema G. from 7C had an amazing opportunity to participate in the fabulous Fashion Infection, which takes place in Vilnius every year. Ema shared the coolest photos from backstage, interviewed famous artists. We are happy to share the whole thing with you, guys! Enjoy the interview and the pics:))


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Fashion infection

“Fashion infection” is a major fashion festival in Baltic countries. Every spring hundreds of fashion lovers come to see beautiful and breathtaking collections of designers’ from different parts of the world. Each year the festival takes place in the “CAM” (Contemporary art museum) for 2-3 days and each day there are 8-10 collections. Sounds tiring, right? But it’s quite easy to see the fashion show by yourself, but imagine – how does it feel to be a staff member, makeup or hair artist, or even a designer? To help you imagine things easier, I interviewed a makeup artist Daiva Gecevičiūtė, who works for the “fashion infection” for more than five years and works in the fashion and art industry for more than 25 years.

Q – “what inspired you to become a makeup artist?

A – “Ever since I was a child, I loved painting and one of the things that I loved painting were dolls. They had beautiful big eyes and I loved coloring their eyes, lips and I never forgot to draw a mole on their faces. I really liked how I made them look, because at that time stores and companies didn’t make dolls like that. Then I thought that I could do such things on peoples faces too, like turning a girl into a princess. I tried doing it with watercolor paint, because at that time i didn’t have things like makeup. And that’s when I understood that I want it to become my career. after I saw those sad, tired looking eyes, those dark bags under women’s eyes, dry, discolored hair, I’ve wanted to make women pretty again.”

Q – “is it hard to survive in the industry?”

A – “yes, of course. Our country is too small, the competition is really big, there are also modern technologies, new opportunities to learn and improve. Also people have the access to new information, “free lessons” (YouTube, social media, etc).”

Q – “how did you get to work in this show?”

A – “earlier I got to work in different fashion shows and because I really loved my job I started going there as a guest to see the show. one time, my friend, a well known model and one of the “fashion infection” organizers called me and asked if I’d like to work with them at the fashion infection in the makeup artists’ team. I remember thinking ‘am I not too old for this?’ But still – came and here I am, working in this show for the past few years.”

Q – “what role do you play in F.I?”

A – “my job is to fulfill the designer’s vision. I do things that have to do with painting on skin, body-face makeup – the visuals that have something to do with skin and body. So as I was saying earlier, my job is to fulfill the designer’s vision, maybe recommend some new and different things, make compromises, because it’s not always possible to do everything as the designer says. So we usually have a reference photo, a sketch that the designer provides to us. Then we do tests on the models and if the creator say that they like it we do a whole collection with it.”

Q – “what is the craziest collection you’ve done?”

A – “oh Lord, there were so many crazy collections each year, so I can’t really remember all of them. For sure Sandra Straukaitė’s collections are always a shocker, but this year i also really liked one Latvian designer’s collection. It had a lot of colors and patterns, so I thought that it was really nice how she balanced them out. In the earlier years of the show, there were some french designers, whose work was amazing. One time designer’s vision was to add glitter to all of the models faces and body. Of course we makeup artists said no, because it’s not only his show and the models have to walk for other collections too and it’s really hard to get the glitter completely off, especially because there were no showers or anything. After lot of talking the designer finally gave in, so that was really good. Oh and also, one year all of us had to glue little fluffy pompoms to models faces. It was pretty interesting.”

Q – “do you recommend someone to become a makeup artist?”

A – “yes, of course. It gives you happiness, it gives other’s happiness and it’s not only the finished result, the process is also a really fun part. I think that no matter what work you do, if you’re happy doing it, then it’s worth it. It’s really amazing that you can become a part someone’s celebration, runaway collection, show, etc. so yes, I definitely recommend it, if it will give you happiness.”

This year, one of my favorite designers was Sandra Straukaitė and her collection “Lobotomy”. It had a really nice psychedelic music and the outfits were really eye-catching. the philosophy is simple – experiments with body and mind always have a side effects. Clothes don’t mask everything. shaved sides of the head and combat boots, glitter and checkered combinations don’t have a gender.


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Fab Lab in Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium by Kristupas Stasiūlaitis 5D


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About two weeks ago we went to our schools Fabrication Laboratory. There we had a lot of fun, saw how three out of four of Fab Labs devices work and much more.

I think the only minus to Fab Lab is that its only from the sixth grade. In my opinion Fab Lab is a great thing for students.

Info

Fab Lab is a project for kids that like informatics, technologies and to make things with computers and have them in real life.

Laser

  • Fab Lab has 3 different devices.

  • The one that I’m going to talk about is the laser.

  • The laser is made out of four different parts

  • The computer, the laser, the ventilation and the water pump

1. How many devices does Fab Lab have?

2.How many devices does the laser need to operate?

3.Did you like the presentation and would you like to join Fab Lab?


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STEAM. JBP students – winners of the 2nd Place in the Contest “Building the Spaghetti Bridge” @Vilniaus Inžinerijos Licėjus


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Article by Donata Jackevičiūtė, Medeina Viluma & Migle Kundrotaitė 8C. Curating teacher – Jolita Verseckaitė.

We – Donata, Medeina, Migle and some of our other
classmates have recently participated in a contest called “Building the
Spaghetti Bridge” which was held in the Vilniaus Inžinerijos licėjus on March 27.

There were about 10
teams of builders consisting of three or four students and we were the only
girl team in the whole contest!

The contest started with basic instructions about what actually is a bridge, what are the strongest types of bridges and which are the most convenient for us to build.

Since our team participated in a similar contest for the fourth time we already knew exactly what bridge we were going to build.

We had an hour to build a bridge which would be strong enough to hold as much weight as possible. Our only building tools were uncooked spaghetti and a few pieces of play-dough.

When the building
time has passed, it was time for the real competition. The organizer of the
contest weighted our bridge and then put weighs on it to see how much it could hold.

Here are the results: our bridge weighed about 300 grams so it was one of
the lightest bridges in the whole contest (which is great!) and it held exactly
2,5 kilograms of weight (which is even better!).

In this competition the
bridge that can hold the greatest load for a short period of time wins the
contest.

All of the opponent teams bridges held less weight than ours. We almost thought we were the winners but the last bridge held exactly 2,7 kilograms of weight and took the 1st place away from our team. Anyways, we were still REALLY happy about the 2nd place. We got diplomas and cool sports bags as prizes. Although we didn‘t win the first place, we really hope to come back next year because it was really interesting, exciting and fun experience!


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Valentine’s Day by Veronika Poškutė 8D

Valentine‘s Day

Valentine’s Day is
celebrated on February 14. It’s a day of love; people usually give presents for
the people they love. It is a day to show how much you love others.

People give flowers, usually red roses to
their friends, loves. Sometimes cute little or big toys are gifted. Then, of
course, there is chocolate, which is gifted in beautiful, heart’s shape’s
boxes. And let us not forget postcards, which are very
important to this celebration. I think we can find postcards on every
celebration, because sometimes it’s easier to say what you think on a paper.
It’s even more beautiful if the postcards are made by ourselves. It’s nice to
free your imagination and do everything what is beautiful.

History of Valentine’s Day:

It is believed that St.
Valentine was the bishop of Rome, who lived in the third century. By that time emperor
Claudius II had made an order that hadn’t let people get married, because he
thought that not married men are better warriors. The bishop saw how people
were suffering, so he married the couples secretly. When the emperor found out
what Valentine was doing, he put him in to the prison and on the 14 of February
it was decided to make a death penalty for Valentine. After some time Valentine
was called St. Valentine for his good works, for loving the God and making
people happy.

Interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:

Red roses are called love flowers, because red color
symbolizes strong love to others.

Roman’s god’s of love – Venus’s most lovable flower
was a red rose.

In Middle Ages girls,
on Valentine’s Day ate unusual food, because they thought that this will help
them to dream future love.

Some pet owners about 3 % give presents on Valentine’s
Day to their pets.

About 1 billion Valentine’s Day’s cards are exchanged every year.

Symbol ‘X’ means kiss. It is thought that this symbol was found in Middle Ages, when people, who couldn’t write their own names, put ‘x’ after their witness. To show their sincerity they kissed that sign.

In nineteenth century, doctors usually suggested to
eat chocolate to distressed people who lost their loves.

There are Valentine’s Day’s traditions in our school as well. We have Valentine’s Day’s postbox and we can write letters, draw or buy postcards to anyone we want to write to and then put it to the postbox before Valentine’s Day. On the celebration the box is opened and the letters are given to people they are sent to.

Last year, when we came to school, a half heart, which was made of

paper, with a number on it was given to us and we needed to find the other half. If we did that, we would go with our found person to the table, on which there were a lot of biscuits. And then we were given a biscuit and we could eat it and it was very delicious. Of course it was hard to find a person, who had the same number, but we made it. It was a lot of fun and it is a way to meet new people.

Have
a beautiful Valentine’s Day!




Bit&Byte Summer Camp by Gustas Tolvaišas&Miglė Kundrotaitė

With the help of the American Embassy in Vilnius and our teachers of English language Vitalija and Lina, we had a once in a lifetime opportunity to attended the Bit&Byte “5 Skills” summer camp for 5 days, this summer 😀 . There were about 20 students and 4 teachers in the camp. The students came from different schools of the region. We learned a lot about the programming and we used some interesting IT programs such as Microbit or Strawbees. Our favorite program was Scratch. It is an easy to use program, which people can learn how to program using rectangles which have a code in them.

Day 1 👿

On the first day we mainly used Scratch. First, we programmed “Art” which was basically an invisible circle leaving a colored trail and going really fast and it went in another direction when it reached the edge of the canvas. After a little while we started using a program called CoSpaces which let us build a world and then see it through Virtual Reality goggles. We used Google Cardboard which lets you use your phone as the VR goggles.

Day 2 💡

On the second day we learned about 3D printing and how to print a 3D object by ourselves. We used a program called TinkerCad to make an object. Migle personally made a Pac-Man keychain. 3D printing can take up to 10 hours! Nowadays 3D printer could print almost everything. From Pac-Man like this to heart valves, arms or leg implants, you can print any tools you need.

Day 3 🙂

On the third day we used a programmable minicomputer, called “Microbit”. It has 25 LED lights that can flash messages. It uses almost the same coding rectangles as in Scratch. We also programmed it to give messages to other Microbits. It’s also possible to program it to work like a compass. One of the most interesting things that we did with the Microbit was that we put some crocodile clips onto a headphone wire and on the Microbit. Then we programmed the Microbit to play different sounds depending on the amount of light the LED screen sees.

Day 4 😯

On the fourth day we learned a lot about animation. Things like shrinking and stretching to make an object move smoother. It’s quite simple to animate, however, 2 seconds of animation can take a minute to animate, especially when you’re using Stopmotion which makes you take a lot of pictures and put them together to make a video.

Day 5 😛

On the fifth day we used Strawbees that let you connect straws to each other and build from little to huge mechanical objects from just straws, for example, a puppy. Afterwards, we used the same Strawbees but we made our contraption into a Quirkbot, which uses the same Strawbees but this time with a microcontroller attached which you can code to make it move or do anything.

In conclusion, we think that this summer camp was super fun and we learned a lot about different programs and animation. Thanks a lot for this;-)




4th of July Reception: 100 Years of Friendship Between Lithuania and the United States of America

Tuesday afternoon (3rd of July), Ambassador of the United States of America Anne Hall invited guests to her residence in Žvėrynas where we celebrated anniversary of the US Independence Day. Year 2018 marks the 242nd anniversary of the US Independence. The official date of Independence is July 4th, but in Lithuania it is celebrated earlier at the end of June. This date has been celebrated in the US since the 1776s, when 13 of the British Empire colonies declared their independence.

The reception was attended by a group of guests from a very diverse range of countries: members of the Seimas, representatives of the business, culture and entertainment world. Our school was honored by an invitation as well. Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium was represented by our online collaboration platform’s “The Voice Space” management – Vitalija Kliaščiūtė and Lina Sudintienė.

The feast featured boys and youth choir “Ąžuoliukas” at the national and American hymns. Jazz professionals Artūras Anušauskas and Vytautas Labutis showed a remarkable jazz performance, some other singers performed as well.

Traditionally, United States diplomats welcomed gathered guests and paid homage to US military banners. During the celebration, the exhibition “Per Atlantą: Lietuvos – JAV draugystės amžius” was displayed at the residence during the celebration of independence of Lithuania and the United States of America.

The exhibition, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restoration of independence was created by the US Embassy in Lithuania and by the President’s Valdas Adamkus Library – a museum of historians combined with the Fulbright scholar from the United States, Charles Perin.




Inspirational Essay Contest 2017 – a Dedication to Jonas Basanavičius

This year on the 23rd of November we celebrate Jonas Basanavičius 166 anniversary. This man was an extraordinary person and a real inspiration to many generations. In order to honor J. Basanavičius and his many deeds, together with Jonas Basanavičius gymnasium, we organize an essay contest.

We urge you to join us in this wonderful celebration! Send your essays and take part 😉

Some of the student essays over here, there are more to be published soon, have patience, please

https://thevoice.space/2017/11/essays-insiprational-essay-2017-a-dedication-to-jonas-basanavicius/




“Thanksgiving Traditions” -Organised Event With The Diplomats Of The US Embassy In Vilnius:)

On the 22nd of November we had real fun learning some interesting facts about the Thanksgiving Day traditions in the USA. The cultural attache Althea Cawley-Murphree presented the historical facts about this significant tradition for Americans all over the world. Our students learnt a lot about Thanksgiving traditions, the seminar was gripping and very interesting. The students of the grades 6p, 7c and 8c not only listened but participated in the seminar as well, students had many questions about the Thanksgiving and other American traditions which Althea managed to answer so interestingly that she hooked our attention for more than an hour and a half.

We wish to express our gratitude to the US Embassy for this seminar which was vastly informative and presented in thinking “out of the box” style. Thank you all for making this event happen! 🙂

If you want to read the descriptions of the slides please “pop out” the file and point the cursor of your mouse onto the bubble as shown in this picture below 😉 Or you could simply download the file “Thanksgiving Talk 2017” Click on it.

Good luck 🙄

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“Why do we study English?”. European Day of Languages 2017. Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium’s students.

26 September 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages (EDL) celebrated at the Council of Europe and throughout all of its member states.

Some facts about the event:

The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning. 😉 Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:

  • Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase multilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  • Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  • Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.



My practice week in Life Science Center by Gabrielė S.

I was always interested in science, various experiments, newest technology and what’s more important – how we can use it to benefit the human kind.

Therefore, I decided not only to watch different videos or to read about the intellectual and practical activity of humans based on natural world through observation but also to be a temporary worker in a lab.

Thanks to the company “Sėkmės mokykla“ , which gave me a chance to make this desire of mine come true.

So, talking about my days in the lab, I could say that we were doing some interesting work, i.e. animal cells thawing from liquid nitrogen, amplifying DNA using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) thermo cycler, making microfluidic chips, which are used for obtaining emulsion, using electronic pipette for making a component mix of PCR, preparing the agorose gel, which is used for electrophoresis (a technique used to separate the DNA molecules by amount of nucleotides), purifying the desirable fragment of DNA from the agorose gel, watching the results after PCR on computer using UV light and a little bit more. 😯

In the picture on the left (a hand with a glove 😉 ) you can see a component mix with 6x DNA loading dye (blue color), which contains glycerol and it becomes easier to release the solution from an el. pipette. In addition to this, the blue color shows approximately where the DNA in the agarose‘s gel is at the time of electrophoresis.

There are two electrophoresis chambers in the picture with red-purple containers. This machine creates an electric field and the DNA molecule can move through the agarose gel. DNA molecule with more nucleotides is bigger, therefore, it moves slower.

These are the results of electrophoresis. Into agorose gel we added ethidium bromide, which causes gel to glow in the UV light and we can see DNA fragments in the first, second and third column.

There is a microfluidic chip, which is supposed to be used for mixing very small amounts of liquids. Actually, it helps to form droplets, which contain hydrogel beads, cell. In this chip you can notice repetitive structure. In each structure there are two inlets (for oil and for reagents) and one collection outlet, which is used to collect emulsion.

It‘s a lab, in which I mostly spent my time during the practice week. The computer shows a lot of identical droplets received by using microfluidic chip. These droplets are zoomed in, using a microscope, which you can see in the photo as well.

I strongly recommend to all of you, who are interested in life science, not to stop achieving your goals but to be creative and always stay observing everything around you because there are always so many things to do, invent or develop in this area.

You know, probably, sometimes it isn‘t the easiest task to be a scientist, but, in my opinion, it really pays off. 😉




Meeting “Freedom Essay”

https://thevoice.space/category/the-freedom/ 💡




WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO ME?

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WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO ME?

Freedom for me is the ability to be yourself, to do what you want to do, to say what you want to.

A great example is the reason why I am writing this article. When a city, a town or a country gets taken over, the things you can do are limited… You have to live like a person from the enemy’s country. They try to make you different.

That’s exactly why freedom is so important! Imagine speaking a different language. There would no longer be Lithuania or wherever you live. That makes you a different person! That isn’t fair! Because you weren’t asking anyone for a “makeover”, you didn’t want anything to change!

Freedom lets you live, experience things YOUR way, not the way someone wants you to. And technically you are still you, but you actually belong to someone.

Something like this expression:

Vilnius is ours, but we are Russia‘s .

I guess what I am trying to say is that freedom is us. There wouldn‘t be us if there weren‘t freedom.

So again, what DOES freedom mean to me?

MYSELF, freedom to me means me. Like a math equation…

Freedom = me.

That’s me, my achievements, my possibilities, my life.

Which would be the explanation to this whole article… Freedom. Equals. Me.

By Liepa Matvejevaitė




Integrated English – Crafts&Technology open lesson

On the 14th of December we are organizing an alternative – integrated lesson. Together with the Design and Technology teachers, students and quests from J. Basanavičius high school pupils are preparing national dishes. The presentations about “Customs and Traditions in Lithuania and Abroad “. Everyone is welcome to join! Let’s broaden our language horizons and cooking skills;-)

We are happy to say that the gathering was a success 😳 Our honorable guests from the Embassy of the United States of America made an effort by telling the pupils lots of new facts about the traditions in the USA. The Christmas poem was gripping and very vividly read by heart by the US Cultural Atashe in Lithuania Ms. Altea Cawley-Murphree. A special thank you for all our honorable guests and students 😉

Thanks everyone for a wonderful gathering and the creation of the mood of upcoming holidays 😉




“Go Ballers!” Meeting the Heroes of Goalball:)

Let’s celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities together. Let’s share the incredible stories of success! Meet the heroes @ our school 😉 2016 12 02

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Our meeting with the representatives of The US embassy in Vilnius:) + Application Process for 2017/18 ASSIST Scholarships

On the 12th of October we had real fun learning some interesting facts about the political system of the USA. The cultural attache Althea Cawley-Murphree presented the historical facts about electoral system, the struggle for voting rights and shed some light on the candidates running for the president of the USA in this year’s race. Our students had a lot of additional information for studying before the meeting so they were well prepared for the following discussion. Thank you all for participation 🙂

Application Process for 2017/18 ASSIST Scholarships

Important documents to read:

Read the Student Brochure for a thorough, detailed review of the program.

Read the Application Overview document for a full set of instructions regarding submitting a compelling and complete application to the competition committee.

Read the Applying in Lithuania document, which supplements the general instructions presented in the Application Overview and directly addresses a family’s financial obligation.

Read the Davis Scholarship Program Information document for an overview of this scholarship opportunity.




WINNERS OF THE CONTEST “Let’s save our Earth”

A SPECIAL ESSAY CONTEST ORGANIZED TOGETHER WITH THE US EMBASSY IN VILNIUS 🙂

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We are very proud to announce the winners:

1st place Vakarė Kuklytė 7C

https://thevoice.space/2016/04/animals-matter-do-we-care-by-vakare-kuklyte/

2ndplace Emilija Jokūbauskaite 7B

3rd place Audrė Baublytė 7D

https://thevoice.space/2016/04/what-it-feels-to-be-a-bear-these-days-by-audre-baublyte/

Winners: in the category- students of the LEU

1st and 2nd place Ineta Januševskaja and Viltė Baronaitė

https://thevoice.space/2016/04/what-can-be-done-to-stop-environmental-issues-by-ineta-janusevskaja-and-vilte-baronaite/

3rd place Edvinas Matonis

We would like to express our gratitude for the great team of the US Embassy in Vilnius for the cooperation and for such a warm welcome 😳

The original contest’s announcement:

Our newspaper’s writers or their English studying friends, who don’t necessarily write everyday, make an article about the climate change and environmental protection, dedicated to the Earth Day, April 22. People who decide to contribute to this project should link\make a reference of some kind to Lithuania. The U.S. Embassy will read the articles, select three best ones, which they would also publish on their social media!!!

Summed up, on or around April 22, all the writers from The VOICE, as well other students who write from J. Basanavičius (max 30 people) will be invited to visit the Embassy, where the authors of three best articles shall be awarded with books and special Embassy prizes.

Let US know what you think of the project, as well as if you’re going to enter the contest!

Good luck ;-)




Tolerance by Aleksandras Melnik

Contrary to a common misconception, tolerance is not forgiveness  and being tolerant doesn’t mean accepting that all people are alike. Simply: being tolerant means to be able to see things from another persons’ perspective.


We should not judge people by their race, religion, gender etc. but more importantly we should not forget to look into the circumstances and motives that those people had. Very often we rush to judge peoples’ actions immediately,  without understanding what causes lead to them doing it.
There is one thing that can not be tolerated – people doing things that they themselves believe  are wrong. If someone knows that something is wrong and still does that, it’s truly immoral and wrong,  this should not be  tolerated under any means.Tolerant-New-Years
But if the person does something for a reason and thinks that it was the right thing to do we should never get angry with him, but instead, try to stay calm and understand  or perhaps even explain our position.
As I mentioned, tolerance doesn’t mean that ‘we’re all the same’, because everyone is different, but through seeing those differences we can understand others and ourselves better. We are also not equal, equal in our rights, yes we should be, but not in our opportunities. It is due to the very little details from the moment that we’re born, which give us some  advantages and opportunities that others don’t have, so we should never think about other people based only on our own experience.tolerance5
Even though, (perhaps) we will never achieve this ultimate goal of equality, we still can and that’s why we should understand that our personality wouldn’t change much, if we were born in other people’s bodies, raised in a different family or lived in some other places.
2To conclude, not all tolerance is right, but before judging we should think if we have all the information and simply try to put ourselves in the place of others. It is the only way that we can build a healthy society and be happy in our personal lives.

And what is tolerance to you? 




A Healthy Lifestyle and Day for Tolerance. By Jogailė Čojūtė

A healthy lifestyle

If there were two choices in life, the unhealthy and healthy lifestyle, what would you choose? I’d suggest the healthier…589

Your health is one of the most important things for you, your friends and even for the society. Healthy living leads you to happiness, long life, better relaxation and bigger concentration.

To be healthy, you must have motivation, which is always around you.. If you feel and look better, it also affects your mind to get smarter. You mustn’t eat bad/junk food, and this rule we brake the most often. Try to think, that unhealthy food is fattening and it’s just bad! Even bad for the environment. And bad is bad.
Make sure to get plenty of exercise. Sounds crazy, but after, it will give you more energy. And with allll this combination, you will be healthy, fit and happy. I promise
Day for Tolerance
The official international day for tolerance is November the 16th. On this day, our school made posters with bunch of beautiful stories and slogans, which taught us a lot about tolerance day and the act of tolerance. But what is tolerance?
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Tolerance – the measure of intelligence in a person. It shows, how much you respect others for their unique opinion and thinking. 11Without this element in our lives, I don’t know where the world would roll down! It teaches us to be more polite, intelligent and better at collaborating. And I am very happy, that November the 16th, international day of tolerance – exists.
“Tolerance – the ability to believe, without making others to”.



Alternative energy sources by Dominykas Dautoras

Electricity is very important in the modern world. Most of the devices we use today use electricity in one way or another. The hard part is to generate it. Mankind has invented a lot of ways to generate electricity. using-alternative-energy-sourcesThe most popular way to generate power is to burn fossil fuel. About 81% of the electricity made in the U.S. is made by burning fossil fuel. The problem with fossil fuel is that it is harmful, and is one of the main reasons for causing global warming. When a fossil fuel is burnt carbon dioxide is produced. CO2 is a greenhouse gas, so it directly influences the amount of the sun’s heat that stays in the atmosphere. The only reason that fossil fuels are used by so many countries is because they are extremely cheap to buy and run. In my opinion, fossil fuel isn’t the best solution for this problem. Not only are they dangerous, but also they are not infinite. If we continue using as much fossil fuel as we use today for the next few hundred years, we will simply run out of things to burn. And the shortage of power would lead to a lot of disasters. The best way to overcome this, would be to use other energy sources. There are many alternative energy sources. Hydroelectricity, solar power, wind power are just a few of them. They all use the nature, so if no significant damage t is done to it they could be infinite. Also they cause  no damage to the environment so the place that you live in can be used as an alternative energy source. renewable-energy-imageIf you live in a desert, use solar power. If you live in a tectonically active environment, use geothermal energy. If you don’t think that any of these are useful in your environment, then nuclear power could be a good solution. Even though it is a bit dangerous and produces some radioactive waste it is definitely better than burning fossil fuels.

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In conclusion, we should start switching from our harmful and highly inefficient fossil fuel electricity to a much cleaner and more reliable electricity.




What is Cancer? By Vakarė Kuklytė

Probably everyone knows cancer. And no, not the one from the anime called Fairy Tail. Yes, I’m talking about the one, that makes many people die every year. Cancer, also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer has existed all the time, it’s just that nobody knew that. Now, why is it called cancer? It’s because in medieval ages, a doctor saw the cancer, and it looked like crab’s legs to him. You will get cancer mostly by smoking, but you can get it in other ways.

Just be healthy, okay?

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Basic Cancer symptoms:T
• Unexplained weight loss
• Fever
• Fatigue
• Pain
• Skin change

Colon cancer symptoms:
• Change in bowel habits or bladder function

Skin cancer symptoms:
EY• Sores that do not heal
Lung cancer:
• Coughing up blood

Will cancer be cured?
Actually, no one knows when it will be cured, because whenever scientists say, that they made a cure for cancer, and this time it will work because they cured a mouse that had skin cancer, it is most likely to never be heard of again. But there’s a new method to cure cancer, which no one knows if will cure a human and will be successful. It is called nanocure (at least they call it like that for now). So, let’s say how much a one nanometer is. If you put one million nanometers together, it will make a one millimeter. This method is actually confirmed to work in a few countries, because it cured breast cancer, also confirmed in the Philippines that it cured bone cancer, and now it is being tested with other people to cure lung cancer.efg
How does it work?
There are four stages on how does this cure work:
1. Antibodies “unlock” the cell that contains cancer. Doctors inject golden nanoparticles inside your body. On top of those nanothings there are antibodies, that attach into some places of the cell, called “key holes” (I know, that’s a strange name).Later, the cancer cell grab the antibodies and let them inside.
2. Lasers detonate the cell. From the outside, lasers are targeted to the cell. The rays make the golden electrons oscillate in sync, so the metal starts warming up. After a really short wait, the heat makes the gold melt, making the created bubble of gas explode.
3. The cure gets inside through the holes. Outside the cancer cell there are oil capsules, that have cure from cancer inside of them. The power of the gas bubble exploding make the capsules have holes in it, so the cure gets inside through the holes of the cell.
4. X – rays forbid the tumor cells to multiply. The scientists use a really small dose of them, because the nanoparticles make ray stronger. Because of the x – rays, the DNA spiral intertwines and doesn’t let the cancer to multiply and damage the other cells

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Our Cutest and Awesome Winners!

 😉 Congratulations 😉 

The voters have spoken and now we are proud to present the winners of the Pet Contest and of course their Owners: 

Rewards are waiting for you next week! 😀 

The Most Awesome Dogs are Kukis and Aipas

Owner UgnėKukis & Aipas

The Cutest Cat is Goofy

Owner Gustas

Goofy owner Gustas

The Cutest and the most Awesome Rodent is Pumpkin

Owner Veronika

Pumpkin owner Veronika

2nd and 3rd places

Cats: Kacas and Mikada

Owners Audrė and Eglė

Dogs: Lakis and Gurta

Owners Justina and Antanas

2nd place Rodents: Hamster Boss

Owner Emilis

Hamster-Boss owner Emilis




European Day of Languages @ Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium 2015

The 26th of September at Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasiu

m was celebrated with joy 😆 Students prepared and showed their presentations about various European countries, shared experiences of

visiting foreign lands and organized quizzes.