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We invite students to stay after school for extracurricular activities at Erudito Licėjus

We’ll share a secret: “Erudito” licėjus students don’t rush home after school; they gladly stay in school because there are many additional activities available. Preschool and primary school students are invited to music, art, ceramics, dance, and sports clubs, as well as the inquisitive academy or joining the little musketeers (singing, storytelling, and games) or the STEAM activities club. The school also offers basketball, chess, tennis, Kyokushin Japanese martial arts, folk dance, English language, robotics and programming, 3D modeling, mathematics, creative thinking, and more clubs.

In these extracurricular activities, students, together with extracurricular activity teachers, develop social and emotional skills, unleash creativity, stimulate imagination, actively move, and learn to collaborate. “These activities are designed to complement the education program at “Erudito” licėjus and provide students with the opportunity to relax and socialize with school friends after lessons,” says Erika Vaškialytė, Head of Extracurricular Education. “In addition to extracurricular activities, students can choose from four additional club directions according to their individual needs and interests: academic knowledge, STEAM education, sports and fitness, and arts and creativity.”

In the recently opened new building in Vilnius, many spaces are multifunctional and intentionally adapted for meaningful extracurricular activities. The new building features versatile workspaces and interactive activities, art and music classes, a modern 100 m2 STEAM technology laboratory, modern workshops, and more.

Not every school has its own swimming pool, but “Erudito” licėjus does. The swimming pool is one of the most popular and beloved clubs, as swimming helps balance a growing child’s physical development (height and weight), improves immunity, strengthens the cardiovascular and nervous systems, enhances breathing, muscles, posture, and endurance. Swimming lessons are led by professional coach Dominykas Spudvilas, a member of the Lithuanian national swimming team, record holder, and multiple champion and medalist. He turns learning to swim into a useful, enjoyable, and favorite activity for children.

In the 2023-2024 school year, “Erudito” licėjus offers the following extracurricular activities:

For Grades 0-4:

The Curious Minds Academy (in Kaunas)

Every day, except for Fridays, activities are organized for children who stay after school, having completed all their extracurricular activities. In this cheerful and joyful academy of learning, students broaden their horizons by performing various tasks – sometimes in groups, sometimes in pairs, and sometimes individually. Students paint, create decorations, solve logical puzzles, watch videos, sing, and engage in daily reflections. The end of the day concludes with a beautiful ritual – the evening circle: reflecting on the day that has passed, meditating, and bidding farewell.

The Curious Minds Academy strives to integrate the themes of the IB PYP program: the theoretical part is creatively connected with practical activities.

Dance Simulator (in Kaunas)

Dance choreography lessons with our school’s professional dancers. The girls have been dancing at the Kaunas dance studio “RED” for several years, and they soon promise to amaze the parents of the students who attend the lessons with a dance performance.

Basketball (in Kaunas and Vilnius)

During the club’s activities, children learn not only the technical fundamentals of basketball but also engage in various motor games that improve their reaction and physical fitness. In these sessions, children develop the ability to persistently pursue goals, uphold the principles of fair competition, improve individually and as part of a team, cultivate patience, a sense of responsibility, self-confidence, and trust in themselves and others.

A very popular sports activity among students, led by professional “Žalgiris” basketball academy coach Julius Pranevičius in Kaunas.

Energetic Games with Eduardas (in Kaunas)

Various relay orienteering games take place three times a week with the physical education teacher Eduardas Straigis.

Tennis (in Kaunas)

One of the most popular sports activities at the high school. Professional tennis coach Gabrielė Girdžijauskė teaches students the basics of tennis and aims to develop strong future tennis players.

English Language Club (in Vilnius)

In the club, students learn the rules of spoken language, improve their reading and writing skills. Through fun and engaging projects and tasks, children become acquainted with the culture of English-speaking nations, deepen their knowledge of the English language by communicating about relevant, everyday life topics such as family, school, leisure, travel, professions, and by playing educational games.

“Learn and Create with STEAM” Club (in Kaunas and Vilnius)

In these activities, young researchers have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art, helping them understand and integrate these complex disciplines. By creating small projects, students feel inspired to apply both their existing and newly acquired knowledge. These activities stimulate critical thinking and teach problem-solving skills.

Art (in Kaunas)

Art through a psychological technology lens: exploring emotions, feelings, various issues, and current events through drawing. It’s like a form of psychological self-discovery or artistic self-revelation. The activities are led by technology teacher Armanda Klimavičiūtė, who recently presented her own exhibition. On Wednesdays, she conducts post-lesson graphic design activities for elementary school students.

Music (in Kaunas)

Loved by all children, the music teacher, professional flutist Odilija Luciukaitė, teaches them to recognize notes, play the piano, and sings with the students extensively.

Chess (in Kaunas and Vilnius)

One of the most popular extracurricular activity clubs at the high school, led by chess player Kasparas Kalpavičius. Chess helps children develop logical, abstract, analytical, creative, and structured thinking. In chess sessions, children not only learn the theoretical knowledge of the game but also how to apply them in practice.

3D Modeling Club (in Vilnius)

During these activities, students get acquainted with the increasingly popular 3D modeling and printing technologies. They learn how 3D printers work and how this technology is used and applied. Children are introduced to the possibilities of the beginner-friendly 3D modeling software “Tinkercad”, with which they create various 3D projects that can later be printed using a 3D printer.

Robotics and Programming Club (in Vilnius)

In the club’s activities, children become familiar with the fundamentals of robotics. They work with LEGO robots, construct robots following provided instructions, and later create their own robot designs. To bring these robots to life, they learn the basics of programming in a block-based environment. Additionally, they prepare for robot battles and races, adding an element of competition and excitement to their learning experience.

Swimming Pool (in Vilnius)

Swimming helps to balance the physical development of a growing child (height and weight), improves immunity, strengthens the cardiovascular and nervous systems, enhances breathing, muscles, posture, and increases endurance. Swimming lessons cultivate a child’s independence, confidence, and discipline. The swimming classes are led by a professional sports trainer, Dominykas Spudvilas, a member of the Lithuanian national swimming team, record holder, and multiple champion and medalist. He turns learning to swim into a beneficial, enjoyable, and favorite activity for children.

Kyokushin club (in Vilnius)

Kyokushin or kyokushinkai is one of the styles of Japanese martial arts created by Masutatsu Oyama in 1964. Translated from Japanese, kyokushinkai means “ultimate truth”, and karate means “empty hand”. During training, children not only learn karate techniques but also improve their physical strength, endurance, power, and flexibility. The goal of these sessions is to promote a healthy lifestyle and engage children in physical activities while instilling moral values.

Ceramics (in Vilnius)

Working with clay involves an exploration of shapes, the potential of clay expression, and working techniques. During club sessions, children’s imagination is encouraged, their dexterity is developed, and their visual and tactile senses are cultivated. Attention to detail is emphasized, and the ability to act creatively and improvise is nurtured.

Creative Thinking Club (in Vilnius)

This club is designed for children who want to try something new, highlight their abilities, discover their strengths, and use their talents. It is also for those who want to improve their psychological and communication skills. During club sessions, children engage in various creative thinking games and learn to creatively solve problems.

National Dances (in Vilnius)

In this club, children become acquainted with Lithuanian folk dances and traditions. They develop coordination of movements, cultivate proper posture, and learn to overcome stage fright. A sense of community is nurtured, and a love for culture is fostered.

For Grades 2-4:

Game Design Club (in Vilnius)

Using tools appropriate for their age group, children have the opportunity to experience the creative process of game development and create their own games. In the club, children learn the “design thinking” mindset, develop communication skills, and cultivate critical thinking.

For Grades 5-10:

Debate Club (in Kaunas)

How to persuade others? What is an argument? Could there be more than one correct answer? Does public speaking differ from how we speak at home with friends?

Debates, conducted according to specific rules, are a way for students to seek to convince a neutral panel of judges that their ideas and arguments are better than those of their opponents. Thus, they learn to persuade and respond quickly to counterarguments.

It is especially important that attention is given to both local and global issues. Students take an interest in political, social, and cultural phenomena and analyze them from different perspectives. This broadens their horizons, enhances their public speaking skills, promotes critical thinking, and, most importantly, fosters the development of well-rounded 21st-century individuals.

Graphic Design (in Kaunas)

Students are learning current and highly essential graphic design skills, such as creating various visuals on the computer. These activities are led by technology teacher Armanda Klimavičiūtė.

United Nations Simulation Club (in Vilnius)

The United Nations Simulation Club is for everyone who wants to improve their public speaking, leadership skills, and make friends from around the world. In this club, students simulate the work of the United Nations, learn about diplomacy, the art of debate, and attempt to address contemporary global issues in areas such as politics, law, social welfare, and environmental protection. Being a member of this club helps develop not only professional competencies but also personal qualities and can contribute to one’s future career.

Mathematics Club (in Vilnius)

In the Mathematics Club, students become familiar with unconventional mathematical Olympiad problems and their problem-solving strategies. They prepare within their peer group for selected mathematics competitions, quizzes, Olympiads, and/or conferences.

These extracurricular activities offer a wide range of opportunities for students to learn, develop skills, and enjoy their time after school. For more information link here.