The 7th-grader trip to Vilnius

On January 13th, a sizable group of Klaipėda Lyceum 7th-grade students visited Vilnius while supervised by the Lithuanian language and literature teacher Areta Tamošaitienė. They made a stop at the Vilnius Television tower in memory of all of those people who died for Lithuania’s freedom. They had a close look at the largest literary vault in
Lithuania – Lithuania’s National Martynas Mažvydas library. The group also had a rare and special opportunity to hold in their hand the facsimile of the first Lithuanian book, and flip through and read the original copy of Kristijonas Donelaitis “Metai”. As the students looked through the photographs they found out why this place was so important within the context of the events that occurred on January 13th, 1991. Of course, the most important part of this trip – a meeting with the author of teenage novels Ilona Ežerinytė. The students had read two books by this author and, thus, questions for the author were plenty. The students were glad to have had an opportunity to interact with the author of some of their most favourite books and to get to know her