Project – Healthy Lifestyle

Spring is just around the corner and isn’t it the best time to take some extra care of our health and get fitter? We are sure there are some experts in our school who could share their tips on a healthy lifestyle! Not an expert yet? Ask your friends and family members for recommendations! We are going to put the best tips together and share them with the school community.

Project – Reading Circles. Summary. My Family and other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Students of Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium participated in a project, called Born to Read. “Reading Circles”. They read books of famous writers, made chapter summaries, analyzed the characters and the plots for six months.

Name of the task: Writing a summary

Level: A2/B1

Age: 10+

Time: 1-2 months

Resources needed: Computer/laptop/smartphone

Aim: to improve reading and writing skills, stimulate students’ imagination and encourage them to love literature.

Description: students work individually or in pairs/groups to create a summary of a story they read. They also analyse the main characters of the story and illustrate them.

Procedure: First, students read the stories of famous writers, then write and illustrate summaries. They can also draw the pictures to illustrate the main characters of the story.

Notes: This task is very useful to encourage students to read. It also helps to improve grammar skills particularly the use of past tenses.

As a final result: students, individually and in groups, shared their presentations on zoom orally. Here are some of the final results. Gallery – Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”


The book for reading by Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”

Presentations of our students: Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”

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Online Story – Integrating English and ICT

Integrated English & ICT Project “Story Online – Using Technology”. Students created stories online, using English (Past tenses) and ICT.

First, students created their stories using Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses. To qualify – the story had to be interesting to read and easy to follow (approx. 200 words long). After that, students had to paste in pictures of their choice to illustrate the story. They could also draw pictures of their own at first and then paste the drawings into their story. At the end of the process, students had to write 3-5 questions for comprehension of the text. The questions had to be in Past Simple or Past Continuous tenses as well. Finally, students shared their stories online, read them, and answered the questions.

Level B1_B2


Create a mystery story of your own. Write about a crime that took place in (…). Use Past tenses and compound nouns from Unit 6A. Write about 200 – 250 words.

Examples of stories written by our students:

More stories here:

6A Crime at the Manor. Creative approach – Mystery Story. Grade 8. Level B2

Grade 6. Level A2



Time Capsule. ICT and English Integration. Level B1_B2. Grade 8.



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English Healthcare & ICT Integration Project – Health Evaluation Interview. Level_A. Grade 5.

Well done, 5th graders!:)


Level A Present Continuous Example Sheets

The example sheets were made by grade 5 students 🙂


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An Invitation. Level A

We are happy to present 5th graders projects – Writing an Invitation 🙂



Project: CLUBS 5th Graders 2020


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

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


Project: Family Tree 2020

This year traditionally our pupils presented their family trees:)


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:))


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.


Fab Lab in VJB by Kristupas St.


About two weeks ago we went to our school’s 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 it is only from the sixth grade. In my opinion Fab Lab is a great thing for students.


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


  • 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?


Recipe for a Loving Mother 2019

Every year the world celebrates a very special occasion – Mother’s Day – it takes place on the first Sunday in May. Every child, no matter the age or gender, has a chance to express love and gratitude for his/her mother. Our students had a lot of ideas and were very creative this year. Here are some of the ideas for gifts to your Mom 🙂


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


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

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!


Everyday English Conversations: Ordering Food and Drinks in a Restaurant (Level A2)

Everyday English conversations. Examples of speaking in a cafe or a restaurant, using fixed phrases, asking and answering questions about food (dishes, drinks, making/taking an order). Level elementary. 5th grade. Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre- gymnasium, 2019. Well done, dear student! We are proud 🙂



Health Questionnaire 2019

Examples of speaking in the classroom using fixed phrases about health and food. Level elementary. 5th grade. Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre- gymnasium. The Voice Space collaboration platform 2019.


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Christmas Recipes 2018

Apple cake by Deimantė Runaitė

You need:

  • Three eggs,
  • Half a glass of sugar,
  • 100 milligrams of oil,
  • A glass of flour,
  • Half a teaspoon baking powder
  • Cake making pro cut them into to the baking mold, sprinkle them with cinnamon and leave them. Then we start making the dough. We mix three eggs with sugar. Then we put some olive oil and mix everything again. After that we, put the flour and the baking powder all together and mix everything again. Finally we spill the dough onto the apples. Then we put

our cake into the oven with a temperature of 170 degrees for 50 min. and let it cook.

This recipe by Julius Brūzga 8c will show you how to make a delicious stuffed corn chickens for your Christmas table.
This recipe may require effort to make the dish, so it’s better to do everything under the watch of an experienced cook. REMEMBER TO PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 180 DEGREES CELSIUS BEFORE COOKING.
Ingredients you’ll need:

1. 3 corn chickens (they’re smaller than average chickens);
2. Paprika spice;
3. 1 whole head of a garlic;
4. Olive oil;
5. Salt;
6. 300 g of ground pork.
For the potatoes:
1. 5-10 potatoes;
2. Paprika spice (or any other kind of spice fitting with potatoes);
3. Salt.


1. Bring out the corn chickens.
2. Rub them in paprika spice,olive oil and salt and let them marinate for a day.
3. The other day, bring out the ground pork.
4. Mix it with paprika spice and salt.
5. Stuff the chickens with the pork.


1. Bring out the potatoes and slice them up.
2. Add some spice, olive oil and salt.

When you have prepared everything for cooking, set everything onto a tray and add the tray into the preheated oven and cook everything for an hour.

And you’re done!

the tomatoes shown in the photos are unnecessary.

Saturday night cake by Edgaras Montvila 8D

We will need:

600 g of cookies

200 g of butter

385 g of condensed milk

15 spoons of cocoa


  1. We broke down cookies in more detail.
  2. We take the butter in saucepan and slowly stir the condensed milk.
  3. We mix cocoa in a mixing mass.
  4. After receiving a solid mass of solid color, pour cookies into it and mix well.
  5. Put the cake in the bag and form the desired shape. It is best to squeeze a little and keep cold for at least 4 – 5 hours.

Cake By Neda Lasickaitė

You’ll need:

  • 5 glass of flour
  • 1 glass of water
  • more than a half glass of sugar
  • 6 spoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 spoons of cacao powder
  • 1 spoon of baking soda
  • 5 spoon of salt

1st step:

Mix flour, sugar, cacao, baking soda and salt in a bowl. When it’s all mixed pour water and oil. Mix it really well and pour it into your baking form.

2nd step:

Heat the oven to 175 C. Put the cake in and wait about 30 – 35 min.

3rd step:

Take the cake out of the oven and decorate it, or you can just eat it right now.

Apple Pie by Deimantas Drabavičius

For this apple pie you’ll need:
5 eggs
5 spoons of sugar
A teaspoon of baking powder
5 peeled and sliced apples
6 spoons of flour
If you want, you can add some nuts and cinnamon.
At first you need to shake 5 eggs, then add 5 spoons of sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder and shake it all up again. Once you’re done add 5 peeled and sliced apples with 6 spoons of flour in and mix everything. Before you can bake it, you need to cover the baking form in butter, then pour the pie into the form and bake it in 180° oven for about an hour.


p style=”text-align: center;”>Food Project By Gabija and Glorija

We baked American chocolate cookies. They are VEEERY chocolate. But not too sweet. We call them “chocolate softies “.

So how do you make them? You will need:

– 110 g of butter (room temperature)

– 100 g of dark chocolate

– 100 g of dark chocolate cut into little pieces (you can cut chocolate with knife)

– 180 g of flour

– 1 egg

– 75 g of brown sugar

– 0,5 tea spoon of baking soda

– 1/3 tea spoon of salt

– 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract

Let’s make them!!!

Melt 100 g of chocolate on the ‘water bath’ and let it cool down. In one bowl mix flour, soda and salt. In another bowl whisk soft butter, egg, sugar and vanilla extract.

Slowly add melted chocolate to the bowl where you mixed butter, egg, sugar and vanilla extract.

Then little by little add flour mixture to the chocolate dough and mix everything thoroughly. Take 50 g of chocolate pieces and add mix them into the dough. Mix dough only till everything is combined.

Cover up the bowl with stretch film. Refrigerate it in the fridge for 2 hours or more.

After that, you can start forming the cookies. At first take a table spoon of the dough, make a ball out of it with your hands, after that press to flatten it a little bit (don’t make it completely flat, it has to remain at least 1 cm thick), then insert remaining little pieces of chocolate on top of each cookie. Place 3 cm apart on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes in 190 degrees of temperature. Do not overcook them or they will become hard!

And here you have them! I think I’m going to try to make them again sometime because they were VEEERY delicious and soft!


You need: 2 eggs, 4 or 5 spoons of sugar, 20 g fresh yeast, pinch of salt,

350 g of flour, 400 ml of milk and 300 g of butter.

Stir up fresh yeast and 2 spoons of sugar in the bowl pour half glass of worm milk (milk should not be hot) mix up it well and add 200 ml milk, and

glass of flour. Keep the bowl in worm place cowered with a towel for 15 minutes.Then take the bowl and pour the rest flour, milk, eggs and sugar and mix everything very well. Then melt butter, pour to the mixture and stir.

Leave it for 30 minutes at worm place, after dough rises you can start making pancakes.

Sausage Shashlik By Deimantas Baliūnas

For this recipe you need only two ingredients:

  • Sausages
  • Puff Pastry


  1. Cut the sausages into 0,5 cm slices.
  2. Do the same with the Puff Pastry.
  3. Put the sliced sausages and Puff Pastry, one by one, on the wooden skewer.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put the appetizer in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.

Then grab yourself a warm snack and enjoy. 😀

Homemade Lamingtons By Ugnė Urbonaitė

Celebrate Christmas with homemade Lamingtons!

Here what you need:

For the cake

  1. 4 eggs
  2. 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 200g (1 ⅓cups) all-purpose (plain) flour
  5. 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  6. 110g butter, melted and cooled

For the icing

  1. 75g unsalted butter
  2. 250ml (1 cup) milk
  3. 65g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  4. 435g (3 cups) icing sugar

To assemble
Around 6 cups desiccated coconut

How to make it:

Method for sponge:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C
  2. Prepare a pan with parchment paper
  3. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with and mix it with hand mixer until pale and thick.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg and sugar mixture and mix it.
  5. Add the melted butter, gently mixing with a rubber spatula until completely combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Cut cake into even pieces and leave it overnight in a fridge.

Method for the icing:

  1. Sift the icing sugar and the cocoa powder into two different bowls.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then mix in the milk.
  3. Next, using a whisk to stir, start to add the cocoa powder. Add it slowly.
  4. Once the cocoa powder is completely dissolved, add the icing sugar.
  5. Using a fork, dip the cake cubes into the chocolate mix and roll them around with the tines of the fork to completely coat.
  6. Drain any excess mixture off the cakes then drop them in the coconut and roll them around lightly to coat evenly with coconut.
  7. Leave it in the fridge for a night.

And here’s the final result:

Australian traditional food By Medeina Viluma

Chicken Parmigiana


  • ½ cup plain flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded flat
  • 455g thin linguine
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole medium onion, chopped
  • ¾ cups chickenstock
  • Three 410g cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more if needed
  • Basil chiffonade, for serving


Mix the flour and some salt and pepper together on a large plate. Dredge the flattened chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Set aside.

Cook the linguine until al dente.

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter is melted and the oil/butter mixture is hot, fry the chicken breasts until nice and golden brown on each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set aside.

Without cleaning the skillet, add the garlic and onions and gently stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the stock and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the flavorful bits off the bottom. Allow the stock to cook down until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the sugar and more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 30 minutes.

Toward the end of the cooking time, add the chopped parsley and give the sauce a final stir.

Carefully lay the chicken breasts on top of the sauce and completely cover them in the grated Parmesan. Place the lid on the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Allow to simmer until the cheese is melted and the chicken is thoroughly heated. Add more cheese to taste.

Place the cooked noodles on a plate and cover with the sauce. Place the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with more parsley and the basil chiffonade. Serve immediately.

And here is my result:

Vėjūnė Strazdaitė

Mexican Tortilla By Gustas Tolvaišas


  1. Minced pork and minced beef
  2. Tortilla
  3. Beans
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Salad
  6. Cheese „Džiugas“
  7. Hot sauce


Cook the minced pork and beef, add spices, add beans. Cook the tortilla in the oven. Place the lettuce and other vegetables on one side of the tortilla with the minced meat, then cover the minced meat in grated cheese. Pour a little bit of hot sauce and bend the corners.

Bon appétit!


Chakalaka is a dish that originates from South Africa (as you probably know, English is one of South Africa’s languages). It’s a little bit spicy, crunchy vegetable stew with baked beans.

Legend has it that this dish was developedby men working in the goldmines. They put together vegetables with canned beans to form a great relish to go well with rice or any other starchy side.


  • 1/4cupcooking oil
  • 1medium onion diced
  • 1-2teaspooncurry powder
  • 2teaspoonsgarlic minced
  • ½teaspoonthyme
  • ½teaspoonsmoked paprika
  • 1teaspooncayenne pepper
  • ½teaspoonginger minced
  • 1-2tomatoes
  • 3-4cupssliced cabbage
  • 1 -2Chili peppers diced seeds removed for less heat
  • 1large carrot grated on the large side or sliced thinly
  • 1medium green pepperdiced
  • 1medium red pepperdiced
  • 1 14ouncebaked beans
  • 1teaspoonsbouillon powderoptional


  1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, give it a minute or two.
  3. Stir in all the spices; garlic, ginger, smoked paprika,curry, cayenne pepper, thyme and continue stirring for about a minute to let the flavors bloom. Then add tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and cabbage.
  4. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burns.
  5. Finally add baked beans, bouillon powder and stir. Continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Adjust for seasonings. Serve warm.

This is how Chakalaka made by Migle looks like:


By Šarūnas Gineitas

Christmas pudding by Donata J.


You’ll need:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2/3 cup cooked rice
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 whites of the egg
  • 1 spoon oil


  • Mix orange juice, egg’s yolk, honey and vanilla sugar in a big bowl.
  • Pour in rice, add raisins, walnuts and stir them with a big spoon.
  • In another bowl whip up whites of the eggs and then carefully pour it in the first mixture.
  • Pour this final stuff into four little bowls or forms.
  • Put bowls/forms on the baking tray filled with boiling water (level of water should reach a half of bowl/form)
  • Put pudding into preheated till 170°C degrees oven and bake it for 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy the meal!

Cupcakes By Rugilė

Makes 9 cupcakes


110g butter or margarine
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
1/4 cup milk.

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Melt the butter and stir with sugar. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Put consistency in to the cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

RECIPE By Urtė Gimžauskaitė


  • 200 g quality dark chocolate (70%)
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g dried sour cherries , optional
  • 50 g chopped nuts , optional
  • 80 g quality cocoa powder
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360 g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Snap the chocolate into a large bowl, add the butter and place over a pan of simmering water, until melted, stirring regularly. Stir through the cherries and nuts (if using).
  • Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a separate bowl, add the baking powder and sugar, then mix together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture and stir together well. Beat the eggs, then mix in until you have a silky consistency.
  • Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out clean – the brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.
  • Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.

Cake By Ieva Betkytė


3 Eggs

Flour 30 g

Starch 30 g

Sugar 50 g

Baking powder 1 teaspoon

Mascarpone cheese 500 g

Cream 400 ml 35% greasy

Yogurt 200 ml natural

Vanilla sugar 1 teaspoon

Powdered sugar 200 g

Gelatin 30 g

Lemon 1 pc one lemon juice

Strawberries 10 pcs


  1. Separate the egg yolks and proteins. Shake the protein to rigid foam, continue to whisk together sugar, add egg yolks. Mix the flour with starch and baking powder, add to the egg mass, mix. Dip the dough into a 25 cm diameter paper cake shape, cook in a 190 ° C oven for about 15 minutes. Cool down
  2. Add gelatin to 100 ml of water and let it bake. Mix yogurt, masked cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Heat the gelatin on low heat to melt, cool somewhat, stirring constantly with a thin stream, pour into the cream. Place the cream in the refrigerator to slightly stop. Stir cream, stir in cream.
  3. Place a biscuit plate on the bottom of the cake, scrape the strawberries with the edges of the shape, shake the cream, spread evenly. 4-6 hours hold in the refrigerator to stop. Remove the cake from the shape, decorate it with strawberries.


p style=”text-align: center;”>Christmas Recipe By Liepa Laputė

4 tablespoons brandy
½ teaspoon cinnamon

800g dried fruits and nuts

175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sifted

175g soft-dark brown sugar
175g butter, softened
4 medium eggs

The day before you intend to bake the cake, measure out the brandy, into a large saucepan.

Then add the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, dried fruits and nuts. Now stir and leave it in a cool place overnight.

When you are ready to bake the cake, pre-heat the oven to 140°C.

All you do is measure out the flour, sugar and softened butter into a very large mixing bowl then add the eggs and with an electric whisk, beat until everything is evenly blended. Now use a large metal spoon to gradually fold in the fruit mixture until it’s all evenly distributed. Then spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, leveling the surface with the back of the spoon.

Finally cover the top of the cake with a double square of parchment paper.

Bake the cake in the centre of the oven for 4 hours until it feels springy in the centre when lightly touched. Cool the cake for 45 minutes in the tin, then remove it to a wire rack to finish cooling. When it’s wrap in double grease proof paper and then foil and store in an airtight tin or polythene box.

You can ‘feed’ it with brandy at weekly intervals until you eat it as it is or ice it.

Chocolate Pie By Gotautė
Ingredients: 200 g of chocolate, 250 g of butter,3 eggs , 20 g of sugar 150g flour,
2 tablespoons of cocoa, half a teaspoon baking powder,100 g condensed milk .


1) Melt chocolate and butter
2) Mix eggs with sugar in the other bowl
3) Mix the flour with cocoa and baking powder
4) Pour out melted chocolate and butter into the whole mass
5) Put the dough into the baking dish
6) Bake for 25 minutes in the heated oven of 170 degrees

Enjoy your dessert! 🙂

Lazy Pie By Monika and Austėja Mačiunskaitė

500g cookies
1 can of condensed milk (~400g)
200g butter
5 spoons of cacao
1. Crumble cookies in big bowl
2. Melt butter and mix it with condensed milk and cacao
3. The obtained mass pour over cookies and mix it well
4. Leave it to cool down little bit
5. Put it in plastic bag, make a form and leave it in fridge for some hours to freeze.
Christmas ginger biscuits By Junda Bugvilionytė
▪ 400 grams
▪ 150 grams honey
▪️ Thousands of 100 grams of butter
▪ 50 grams
brown sugar
▪ 1 egg
▪ 1 teaspoon
baking powder
▪ 1 teaspoon
minced ginger
▪ 1 teaspoon
▪ 1 teaspoon
▪ half a teaspoon
ground nutmeg
▪ Pinch of
For decorating:
• 200 grams
sugar powders
▪ 2 spoons of
lemon juice
▪ Food coloring
1. Stir in a soft room temperature butter with sugar. You should get a purer mass. Smash the egg and scrape everything again.
2.In the butter, sugar and egg mass, pour honey, a pinch of salt, grated ginger, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, cocoa powder and mix well. Put the transported flour and baking powder into this mixture. Dip the dough.
3. Roll the roasted dough into a polyethylene film and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and rolled it over a floured surface to a sheet of 0.5 cm thick. Cut the biscuits and place the baking pan on the baking sheet.
5. Cook in a 180 ° C degree oven in the middle oven shelf for about 10 to 12 minutes.
6.Do make thick dense glaze and decorate the lemon juice and sugar puddings.
Bon Apetit!

Announcement examples 2018

Traditionally, our pupils had a project: “Writing an Announcement 2018”. Here are some of the announcements, enjoy and learn from good examples 😉

Art Project “My Favorite Teacher 2018” By our students:)

Teachers change lives. Being the right person at the right time may be enough to change a person’s life forever. Human beings are constantly changing. Whether for the good or for the bad, we do not stay the same. Having a positive influence in the form of a teacher can make or break a human being. Years after we are out of school, we remember the teachers that changed our lives. In most cases these may have been the first people that believed in us. That experience of having an authority figure believe that we could succeed carries us forever.

Health Evaluation Interview, Jonas Basanavičius Pre-gymnasium, 5th graders

Our 5th graders have decided to find out who’s healthy and according to what criteria 😉 Here are some of the Health Questionnaire examples and exemplary video tutorials: “Health Evaluation Interview” 💡

To be continued…

Project Writing an Announcement 2017

Our students made a project: “Writing an Announcement 2017”. Here are a few of them, enjoy and learn from good examples 😉

Art Project “My Favorite Teacher 2017” 5th Graders

We will always be thankful to you for all the hard work and efforts you have put in, for educating us.

Art Project My Teacher 2016

Teacher’s Day is coming, our students present you their teachers, can you recognize them??:))

Check out our last year’s Art Project: My Teacher 2015


Interviews with our popular teachers:))

Interview with our school library director Irena Karpaviciene

  1. Why did you choose this profession?

I started reading in a library when I was 7 years old. At that time the children’s library was in Vilkaviškis city centre culture house. There were some clubs in that culture house too. I was a very curious girl and attended art and Esperanto language clubs. In the children library I spent long hours… There were awesome librarians working then in the library. The library itself was very cozy and quiet and there were a lot of books.

When I chose profession I felt that I wanted “some” interesting job. When you work in the library each day you can learn something new and meet new people. The librarian job can help you to find out what creative you are. The librarian job changed in the last ten years. You need to have new knowledge and skills and, of course, it is impossible without and internet now. If you want to know how libraries worked earlier, ask your grandparents!

A lot of people think that librarians’ job is only to read books. It’s a myth! We are working with books and read like everybody else – only at our leisure.

  1. What famous person inspired you?

I am inspired by Seneca’s wisdom, St Augustine contemplations and all people who are brave and wise. I want to be like them.

  1. What do you usually do at your leisure?

Usually I am reading. For sure, I watch films, visit other cultural events, communicate with family and friends.

  1. Who did you think to be in childhood?

When I was six years old, I was interested in circus. I had a flexible body wanted to become a circus artist… But it didn’t last long.

  1. Do you listen to the music?

Yes. Music helps me to concentrate, relax and I feel happier then. Also it gives me new energy.

  1. What music do you like?

Different. From classic to pop: from V.A. Mozart to Jazzu.

 I don’t listen to hard metal music.

  1. What is your favorite movie?

I can mention a lot of movies I like, but I think that 2010 year movie “My name is Kan” (Editor. Karan Johar) is the best.

  1. What is your favorite writer?

        There are a lot of great writers, that’s why it is hard to choose one.  Perhaps today it would be easier to say what books I would not read. My answer, however, could affect other readers; therefore, I will not mention authors of those books. I always liked those writers that wrote for children and youth: H. K. Andersen, Hoffman, Brothers Grimm, A. Lindgren, T. Janson, A. de Sent Exuperi, J. Marcinkevicius, V. Zilinskaite, Vile Vel, K. Gudonyte, G. Morkunas and many others. I had great pleasure reading J. Gaarder, W. Shakespeare, E. M. Remark, A. Miunte and others. Each writer is unique in his or her own way. Right now on my desk there are books related to my work but when I have a free minute, I like reading detective stories or fiction. More and more often I start reading electronic books.

Urte Kundrotaite and Migle Kundrotaite, 5c

Interview with our physics teacher Adomas Eikevičius.

  • Let‘s start, for the beginning, with a banal question: Why did you choose this profession?
  • Well, I have been thinking of being a teacher for a long time now. I chose and went to a physics faculty there came more and more opportunities for me to do things with students.
  • I joined my friends and started a summer camp called „Link-iniciatyva“, which takes place in the middle of the woods, in the countryside, where we do all sorts of crafts and constructions that usually involve hammering, drilling or chainsawing. We build tree houses, springboards for diving and sometimes somewhat artsy. I took part in „The young researcher“ which got me into visiting schools and doing educating, slow-motion videos.
  • Now, what is your favorite music?
  • Oh, it‘s definitely blues and reggae. I like Lithuanian groups like the „Ministry of Echology“, „Garbanotas Bosistas“, then of course the classic blues players.
  • You said you were thinking of being a teacher in school, so what teacher made the biggest impact on you?
  • Probably my mathematics teacher, I used to go there and solve math problems voluntary. However, my parents are teachers, but they don‘t think my choice of  being a physics teacher is a good decision, but I like it and I‘m proud.
  • And what are you most afraid of?
  • Frozen lake’s ice. There was this incident which could have gotten into a disaster and the moment of seeing a cracking ice and the streaming water gave me goose bumps… But it would be nice to overcome my fear and cross the frozen curonian lagoon. It wouldn‘t be dangerous, if it froze with thick ice.
  • Do you know who might inspire you?
  • It‘s Walter Lewin, a cool dutch physic at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and someday when I‘m older, I would like to be just like him.
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • Well, I really like being in the nature. I try to spend my time there as much as I can. I go hiking with my friends, play basketball at least once a week, and when it‘s warm I go for a run!
  • Could you tell us about your plans for the future? Any goals?
  • Learn how to do a salto 😀 I would suggest everybody to do a salto if they want a good mark 😀 But really I want to continue to work as a teacher, join different education projects that will give me more knowledge since I haven’t finished pedagogical studies. And it would be awesome to get a doctors degree!
  • Reporter: Jogailė Čojūtė 8a

The interview with History teacher Simona Stankutė

 Q: Why did you choose to be a history teacher?

  • A: I always wanted to be a historian. History was a very interesting subject for me. I decided to study history at a university, because it seemed like it was a very interesting and very useful for everything. I never wanted to be a teacher, but in the 4th year of my studies, when I was doing my practice, I tried the profession of a teacher and I am a teacher to this day because it is interesting and it isn’t boring.Q: What other subject would you like to teach?A: When I was choosing my profession, I had to make a choice between history, history of art and geography.Q: Who would you be, if you weren’t a history teacher?A: If I wasn’t a history teacher, I would have a degree in diplomacy and I would be a politician. I probably wouldn’t live in Lithuania. I would be an assistant or a representative of another diplomat.Q: What advice would you give to young people who would like to be historians?A: First of all, you have to read a lot and you have to decide if the information you are reading is correct or not. I think that one of the most important things that a historian must have is a critical and objective view of the information that you are given. Historians always check their information in at least 3 different sources.Q: What behavior of your students do you dislike the most?A: Probably squeaking.Q: Who is the most fascinating person in history?A: I am impressed by Napoleon. He was interested in history, he was a smart and an ambitious man and he wasn’t stupid. I also like the ancient Greek philosophers and Martin Luther (not to be confused with Martin Luther King). I am fascinated by Hitler’s oratory skills, but I despise pretty much everything else about him. If we look at Lithuanians Jonas Basanavičius and Vytatutas the Great are interesting.
  • Reporter Dominykas Dautoras 8A

An interview with our school’s headmaster Gražina Šoblickienė

  • Let me ask you, how did you get into the position that you are in right now, our school headmaster?
  • Well, I always wanted to be a part of some sort of school, an organization for education. Always, even though I didn’t choose pedagogical studies at university, I was specializing in VU economical cybernetics. My both parents were teachers so that thing kind of convinced me to choose this “profession”. In the beginning I was a kindergarten teacher, then an elementary school teacher, then middle school, then high school so these things grew and grew until I won a competition and became our school’s headmaster!
  • Wow! Now, do you listen to music? What’s your taste in it?
  • Oh yes, I do listen to music. This is the main factor that helps me relax and release my mind. But I listen all kinds of music: a splash of American groups, sometimes even old fashioned music like Abba, Joe Dassin, then there’s Adele or Shakira. Nevertheless, I do like classical music and I enjoy going to classical music concerts. Even M.K. Čiurlionis “In a Forest” or “The sea” is very admirable for me.
  • What or who inspires you?
  • Oh there’s this person – John Hattie. He is an education researcher in Melbourne and wrote some genius books about how to work in a school and the ideas he gives really motivates me. If his ideas came true, school would be an ideal place.
  • Oh really? Well then, how do you spend your free time? Any hobbies?
  • I take care of my cute plants, I like looking at how they grow in time. I spend my free time reading books, and listening to music we already talked about. These things help me loosen up and enjoy the present… But don’t get me wrong, I like working. Opportunities and projects you can build at work are a fun part of life! Oh, and I enjoy going to the cinema to watch interesting movies! I just love the smell of popcorn..!
  • 11Then do you have a favorite film?
  • Yes, the film directed by Quentin Tarantino, “KILL BILL”. Those two hours of my life were amazing. I also love Pedro Almodovar’s movies, he’s a great artist.
  • Oh yeah. But can you tell me, what are the plans for our school’s future?
  • According to John Hattie, the teachers, not just students create the perfect school. I just hope we all learn on how to educate kids the right and appropriate way for them to experience life. We must teach them things they need to know. They are all very creative, and that requires a guide to showing them the right path. Those guides are the teachers. It is my goal to fulfill this idea.

Reporter: Jogailė Čojūtė 8a, 2016/04/05.

Young Artists’ Club

“Drawing and painting is just what I enjoy. There is something special though, a drug in it that steals your time and immerses you into deep narcosis filled with joy. I love it, so I let it embrace me.
That should do the work as a description. When I get back from hospital, I’ll make sure to make more drawings/paintings, not just that one.”

Drawings, paintings, sculptures and other kinds of creative pieces are all forms of art. Art is an expression of the artist : his/hers thoughts, feelings and imagination are the most important components needed to make a beautiful piece of art.

All these creatures belong to my fantasy world. They all have their own stories to tell, some of them are happy stories, some are not, but they all are unique and they know that even in the worst situations there will always be someone who can help them…

I wasn’t ever marked in my childhood as a great painter or drawer. It wasn’t actual for me and I wasn’t very into it. But as I grew older, of course my mother wanted me to understand art and art of art, since I was quite good at doing crafts. So I got into an arts school called J.Vienožinskio art school, just near our pre gymnasium. And I never thought I would enjoy the school so much!! I have found lots of new friends with who I peacefully paint and draw in a school full of nice and experienced teachers. So here are my drawings and paintings. I like composing as realistic as I can on a piece of paper, so what do you guys think? Are they realistic?

Jogailė Čojūtė 8a

Project Writing An Announcement

Our 5th graders had a project task: “Writing an Announcement”, here are some of the works, enjoy 😉

Improve your English. Giving advice. At doctor’s.

Our students made some great doctor – patient conversation tutorials. 🙄 We hope these videos will help you with your vocabulary improvement!

Project Family Tree 5th graders

What is a Family tree?

Most people have heard of Family trees. What is that? Family tree is a genealogical tool which record information from searches into family history. It show which people belong to the family by adding them is a different branches. Some choose to create a family tree with these branches by putting the ancestors as the ‘roots’ and the descendants as various branches. This is not an ideal way of creating the tree unless you already have the details of the ancestor you wish to begin with. Most people beginning from scratch are better off beginning with their immediate family. The first person to be placed on this family tree should be the youngest member of the family. The tree is easier to create from this starting point.

5th graders made their family trees:

Junda 5D

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

Like Halloween? Have a cool costume? Let’s Share:))

♥My name is Gustas and this is my Halloween costume. The really cool part is that you can’t be seen through the mask , but you can see through it from the inside.Gustas ' Costume________________________________________________________________________________

I chose to be a ballerina this year. Jogailė halloween party2_______________________________________________________________________________

Hi my name is Guoste and there is my costume from this Halloween. I chose to be a Zipper this year because I wanted to be different… I did it my self I found the tutorial (how to make it) in YouTube I think it is kind of a scary costume. Guostė

halloween party Guostė

My Halloween costume. Like I said, I love this celebration, and for this year I chose angel killer. It wasn’t super hard and expensive, but it took time. It was weird, but I won Halloween queen!
Augustė Kriaučeliūnaitė 8a

halloween party Augustė

Augustė Kriaučeliūnaitė

My costume for Halloween. Mykolas

halloween party Mykolas_______________________________________________________________________________

My costume for Halloween. Aleksandras

halloween party Aleksandras________________________________________________________________________________

My name is Neda and this is my Halloween costume. I was devil’s bride. It wasn’t really hard to make the costume.
I liked doing this costume!


Hi, my name is Dovydas. This year I didn’t celebrate Halloween, but 2 years ago, when I was in U.S.A I with my grandma walked from house to house saying: ‘Trick or Treat!’ And this is my 2013 years costume

???? We got 2.5 kg candies!!! ????


Hi, my name is Matas. This Halloween I was a marionette who resisted the puppet master and escaped. He is still haunting me.

I like Halloween !!! I celebrate it every year. I like to dress up creepy costumes, and scare people. It’s funny. But I don’t understand why most people wear not scary costumes, I think Halloween costume has to be scary. Ugne 7d

reaper Ugne_______________________________________________________________________________

My name is Vėjūnė and this is my Halloween costume.


Hi my name Urte. This is my Halloween costume!! I am a skull!!!


Hi, I’m Orinta and this is my Halloween costume. I like to dress like a witch. And I’m here like a witch. My face was drawn by my BFF, she helped.



Hello, my name is Donata. I helped my sister to prepare a witch costume for Halloween’s party. How do you like it?


This is my Halloween costume.I was the devil. Here I am! Or not? Then who is there? Don’t be afraid- it’s my Halloween costume☺.Medeina

My name is Kristijonas. Every year on October 31st people celebrate Halloween. I celebrate Halloween with my family and my cousins. We decorate our house. Each of the guests brings his own food. Those are scary dishes. The costumes are very different. I like the fearsome costumes, because everyone is afraid of me.
I’m waiting for Halloween!!!


Art Project “My Favorite Teacher 2015”. 5th graders

Teacher’s Day is coming, our students present you their teachers, can you recognize them??:))

Jogailė’s thoughts about Teacher’s Day:

“So what does it mean to be a teacher today? What should they be like?
In my opinion, the first thing a teacher should master is enthusiasm. How beautiful it is to listen to someone who likes his job and loves the subject. They want YOU to discover awesome and different lanes of education… plus motivate you.
To do that,  teachers should be self-motivated, which means they have to stay positive, energetic and confident! Three in one!
What are your opinions on teachers today, little internet people? Comment below!” 🙄