What's going on


At the beginning of the project we signed the agreement with National agencies, organized the managment teams, informed students,

parents, colleagues, wrote Newsletter about the project in the media, sett up the websites and etwinning platform and created Erasmus corners in each school.


Students gained a basic overview of the given period and placed it in a wider context from the Second World War to the 1990s.



Each of the participating countries created a draft logo, which was then voted on in the Survio application. The winning logo was the logo from Poland, which will be used on official documents throughout the project.

official project logo


We planned that The Czech Republic would create a questionnaire focusing on the knowledge of the 20th century that will be used for finding the level of knowledge at the beginning of the project and at the end of it. Students participating in the project would complete the questionnaire and the results will be kept for comparison. Finaly we found out that it would be very difficult to create one general questionnaire for all 5 countries, so we decided that each country would create its own questionnaire. We have saved the results and everything will be used to compare the gained knowledge before the end of the project. We found out that the knowledge about the given period is average among the students.

First online meeting

Almost fifty students and teachers from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Croatia, Poland and Bulgaria were able to meet in Google Meet for online students and teachers meeting, visit individual countries, cities and schools virtually and, most importantly, talk. We set up Gather chat rooms for the pupils, where the pupils spent almost an hour and discussed everything. At the beginning of the meeting each school presented the country, city and school. Every school has prepared different forms of presentations to show the highlights. After the meeting we created a Paddlet where the students exchanged photos, social media accounts and information about themselves.

2nd online meeting

Escape Game

Solve all 11 tasks in this Scavenger hunt.

CherisH Ecape Game (public)

Questionnaires for parents

"What do they know about the period in other countries?" Eeach country created 4 questions with multiple choice about what was happening in that country during the communist regime (focusing mainly on the period 1968-1989 / 91). We will use this questionnaire especially for students parents but also for our friends and teachers to find out how much they know about the history in East European countries.

First exchange in Brno, Czech Republic

On 4. - 8.10. foreign students from Lithuania and Poland will visit our school as part of the Erasmus + project. Unfortunately, today's times made it impossible for students from Croatia and Bulgaria to arrive, and we will meet them during our stay at some online activities.

As part of the exchange, we have prepared activities focused on history, culture and cultural heritage, which are the main topics of the project. As part of the exchange, pupils and students will work with timelines, with which they will be able to get acquainted with the development of history from the Second World War to the 1990s in individual countries and make comparisons. They will learn to subtitle period news, which will show them the methods of propaganda at the time, gain awareness of important monuments of Brno and the surrounding area, especially those on the UNESCO list, experience period afternoons, which should bring them at least part of everyday life in the period, visit period museums and they will communicate in English at all times.

We hope that the stay will be successful and that everyone will enjoy only the most pleasant experiences.

Time schedule CHerisH Brno 2021

First exchange in Brno - travel log

Erasmus+ Programme CherisH

Brno, Czech Republic

4.-8. October 2021


We were really looking forward to this whole week being spent together. Especially when we could meet each other and get to know one another outside our computer screens.

Today, we actually met foreign exchange students for the first time. I think everyone was at least a bit nervous and some of us got stuck in traffic on the way to school and came late. First, we watched a video about the results of World War II, which was the topic we started with. Then, we started playing icebreaker games. The most amusing game was the one where we sat in a circle and then the teacher said, for example, “Who likes chocolate ice cream, move three chairs to the left.” so if they do like it, they move three chairs to the left. Well, if someone was already sitting there, the person moving had to sit on their lap. It was a lot of fun when long lines began to form with people sitting on their laps.

Another game we played was called the marshmallow challenge. We only had twenty sticks of spaghetti, a long piece of string, a long string of tape, and of course one marshmallow. Our team decided to build a pyramid structure and pushed a long rod into its center and fastened it properly with string. But we didn't make it to the time limit and we were left with the whole string and our rod with the marshmallow and it almost completely fell under the weight of the marshmallow, but it was still enough for second place. One team made a cube with a marshmallow inside instead of making the tallest tower. The group with Natan, Tereza, Míša and Justas were first.

After the games, it was time for some learning again, so we moved to the computer room and students from different countries presented their timelines. It was interesting and everyone did very well, but by the end we were a bit tired as some presentations were quite long. Only Bulgaria didn’t present, and they decided to present it the next day.

When it was over, we went outside to the garden, where we took a lot of photos, and then we went to the school canteen for lunch, which some did not eat.

Then we moved to the computer room again and were given the task of making soviet propaganda posters. It was fun, but some did not finish it on time. That was the last task of the day. Then we all agreed to go to Vaňkovka, where we took a break and everyone got to go where they needed to.


Our Tuesday started at 8 am. The first activity was a workshop about subtitles. Bulgaria didn’t present their presentation about their history yesterday, so they presented it today. We were on a call together with students from Bulgaria, Croatia and a subtitles specialist Mrs Alena, a teacher from Prague. She explained to us how to add and adjust subtitles. Then, our teacher gave us a video about a historical event and divided us into groups according to the language we speak (Czechs were with Czechs, Lithuanians with Lithuanians and Polish students with Polish) and we had to translate the subtitles to each of the languages. To be honest, it was pretty complicated, because only one computer could work on the link so we had to split the work. One part of the group was working on the video and the second part was writing the translation into a document. We also struggled with a few words that we did not know or had trouble translating some words into the Czech language. In the end, we were able to translate about half of the subtitles, but we still have some work to do in the next few days.

Then Mr. Vojta had his presentation about the principles of totalitarian regimes. He was comparing totality to dictatorship. After he told us everything, and we were a little bit better in understanding the difference, we played a game. We had little labels with concepts and definitions. We had to match them together. The winning team got some properties for another game. We kept speaking about the definition of totalitarianism for a little longer and did some more activities, like comparing specific areas of both regimes.

We had a little break and then we started the property game. We had fake money and properties to build our own small businesses. We were exchanging our money, buildings, and grounds. I became a princess of my own little kingdom. Soon after, we went to lunch. We had a pretty good meal that everyone liked. We had some free time to change our clothes and then we went to the school gym for the vintage afternoon.

The vintage afternoon was great. Everyone was dressed in old sports clothes. Also, the teachers looked like they were from the past and the school gym was decorated with old posters and flags. The program started with a quick warm-up and some games. The main part of the afternoon was a competition which included some old PE activities. While two other students were counting points and getting ready for the results announcement, we played some ball games. The atmosphere inside of the school gym was wonderful. There was music and everyone was smiling. It was amazing to experience something similar to what our parents and grandparents experienced.

After school, some of us went to the main train station and accidentally got lost in the city centre. Our destination was a laser game arena. We spent some time playing and then we went home. It was a great conclusion of the day.


Today we had a tour around Brno with a very nice tour guide. We saw all the important monuments in Brno including the Old Town Hall, Saint James church and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. After that, the tour ended, we said our goodbyes to the tour guide and went our separate ways.

We took a quick break and then went to a bunker that was created to protect people against Nazi air attacks.

After that, we went to school to get lunch. After lunch, we got onto a tram and went to a retro museum.

It wasn't too far away, but after switching between buses and trams, we eventually got there. When we got there, the museum was a long room and some of the things were funny. There were a lot of interesting items, old TVs, how the shops looked and more and more interesting things. Then, we went outside to see what cars looked like in communism in the Czech Republic. Afterwards, we went to the next building. There were cars too, but some cars were newer. The second building had two sections. The first was with newer cars and the second was with the older cars and with a small wheelbarrow with a driver from a cutter.

This was the last exhibition of the retro museum then we went home.


Today we met in front of our school at 8:00. The other students from our school were collecting paper so it was a little bit chaotic. By 8:30 our bus arrived to take us to Lednice and everyone was excited about the trip. The weather wasn’t ideal, but we didn’t lose our spirits.

We arrived at Lednice about half an hour later and walked through the gardens in front of the castle before our tour. Most people enjoyed walking through the gardens and many took photos of the outside of the castle. Before our tour, we sent a greetings video to the two students that couldn’t come. They thanked us and we went in for our tour. I think the tour was everyone’s favourite part of the trip. Our tour guide was funny and all the rooms were stunning. We did a small tour and took more pictures outside the admirable castle.

Everyone went to the nearby cafe and bought warm drinks and/or a small cake. The weather wasn’t ideal, as I previously mentioned, and everything was wet from the previous day’s rain, so we mainly stayed inside.

Around noon we made our way to a port where we hopped onto a boat and sailed across a river that led to a structure a ways away from the castle itself. We walked through the park, took more photos, and then went to a restaurant for lunch. We had amazing food and coke. I think everyone enjoyed it. We talked for a bit and once we finished eating, we went back to the bus and drove back to school.

We got to school by 15:30. At four p.m. we had a party in the cafeteria so we all sat down at a table and talked for a bit. Everyone had fun. Music played for a while before anyone went dancing. We spent the whole evening dancing to our favourite songs and everyone had fun. We got pizzas that not everyone finished since they were full from eating all the snacks. Later we teamed up and played a game together.

It was a game where we had to hold an apple under our chin and pass it to the person next to us, only using our chins. Nobody really wanted to play but I believe everyone ended up having a good laugh and enjoyed it.

Our day came to an end at 19:30 when everyone had to go home. We all went our separate ways. I believe this day was an unforgettable one for most.


The original plan was to meet at school at 8:30, but the teachers were worried we wouldn't have enough time for games. So they changed it to 8:00.

The first activity was to finish the whole week's game. We were collecting pictures of buildings, goods, and other stuff for building our own little civilization. Teachers were giving us these pictures and some money as rewards. Then we could trade money for these pictures. So each of us built a small city. Then, we had a few minutes to think about how we could make our city better and how we could use the stuff we bought. A few of us made alliances and then the teachers asked us to talk about our ideas for our towns. But when the first group started to talk about their city's future, a communist anthem started playing. Then boys from other classes came into the room and acted like communists from the past. They took everything we had. And that was the point of the whole week. We were trying to understand how the communist regime worked. We were trying to build something and they destroyed it. Just like the communists.

After that, they gave us certificates. Each of us got a certificate that said that we were in this project and finished it. The end of this project was getting closer and closer. We said goodbye to the Polish students and our teacher took them to the bus station. In the meanwhile, we wrote our reports for this week.

Second exchange, Lithuania, Vilnius

As part of the EU-funded Erasmus + project, we moved to Lithuania after our first meeting in the Czech Republic. We spent the whole week there from May 7 to 14. The topic of the week was the development of the countries participating in the project during the communist period and in the case of Lithuania also the Soviet occupation. The whole country was very affected by these events, but it maintained its patriotic attitude. Lithuania has had to fight long and hard for its freedom and independence, and it is clear that they value them very much. We learned a lot of new information about Vilnius and visited beautiful and important places in the country.

We walked through the historic center of the city, where we could admire the Lithuanian monuments. We looked at the parliament, which is considered an important symbol of the former independence of Lithuania from the power of the USSR. We must not forget to visit the Soviet bunker and IX. fortress in Kaunas, where the crimes of the Nazi occupation are commemorated. The historical tour continued at the Cold War Museum. The journey took us to the cold Baltic Sea, specifically to the town of Palanga.

Overall, the program has helped us understand this important period from the perspective of countries other than ours, explore a new country and meet great friends we will never forget.

Meeting agenda

MONDAY, May 9, 2022

8.30 - 10.00 Arrival at school. A welcome ceremony. A school tour

10.00 - 11.30 Activities for students to get to know each other

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch at the school canteen

12.30 – 15.00 A workshop: project activities

Cultural activities in the city. Free evening

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022

8.30 Arrival at school

9.00 - 10.30 A visit to the Parliament

10.30 - 13.00 A treasure hunt in the Vilnius old town - a UNESCO heritage site

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch in the city

Cultural activities in the city. Free evening

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022

A trip around Lithuania: the Soviet bunker in Nemenčinė; The ninth fort of Kaunas fortress.

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022

A trip around Lithuania: The Cold War Museum near Plateliai Lake.

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022

8.30 - 12.30 Arrival at school. A workshop: project activities

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch. Free time

15.00 - 17.00 A farewell celebration at school

Free evening

Third exchange, Poland Gdaňsk

Exchange stay in Poland through the eyes of Bakalka students

My sister and I were able to meet under the Erasmus + program, which is co-financed by the EU and got the chance to visit neighboring Poland. The CHerisH project, in which Bakalka collaborates with schools from Lithuania, Poland, Croatia and Bulgaria, is focused on mapping historical events second half of the 20th century.

We really enjoyed the exchange stay. It was a huge opportunity for both of us to have a look somewhere we haven't been before and got to know the beautiful city of Gdansk and lots of other interesting things places. Before we met the families who became our hosts for a week, we were very nervous. But there was no reason, because everyone was very nice. A total of 32 of us met in Gdańsk students, 16 foreign and 16 Polish, with two teachers from each country.

The whole program was nicely prepared. We liked the tour of the historic city center, which we were guided by a talkative guide. From him we learned many interesting things and he also introduced us to the history of Poland. Among other things, we obtained information about important moments in the history of the participating countries that led the Eastern Bloc states to democracy. On the contrary, we acquainted the participants with our velvet revolution and milestones that led to it. Together we visited Malbork Castle, which is not only the largest brick castle in the world, but is also listed on the UNESCO list. It was a long tour, which lasted about three hours, but was definitely worth it. There was also a visit to the museum - European Solidarity Center, which deals with the history of the Polish civil resistance and other oppositioncommunist Eastern European movement. Every evening we went to the beach to admire the beautiful sunset. We spent the last day looking for amber, walking on the beach and buying souvenirs.

We really enjoyed our stay. We got acquainted with Polish culture and we already know that we are definitely into We will return to Poland someday. Thank you very much for being a part of it. It was an unforgettable experience.

Tereza and Zuzana Provazníkova

Travel log Lithuania

Vilnius travel log.pdf

Travel log Poland

Gdańsk Travel Log.pdf


Feel free to leave any comments related to the project

I wish there were more such opportunities.

A very fun experience

Ahoi krokodil

I appreciate all the people - both teachers and students - whose efforts and enthusiasm have made this project a success!

Thank you for everything:)

thank you for giving me an opportunity to be part of this fun project!


Thank you for involving me in this project:)

It was amazing

Have a happy summer vacation ;D

Thank you very much for this amazing project! I enjoyed it very much. :)

Thank you for everyone!

You can not imagine, how cruel it is to separate us now. But no, seriously, I am really glad I joined the project. I guess I will remember it for a lot of folowing years. Thank you.

Thank you to the main coordinator of the project - the Czech teachers - for doing a great job in uniting all the partners to achieve the goals of the project, for creating a friendly atmosphere. I also appreciate the efforts of our national coordinator - Nida.

I’m so glad we took part in the project. It was our first, but I’m sure - not last.


we got to know a lot of information about what the communist era looked like in other countries

What did we like best? What is the funniest or most memorable moment you've had on the project?

I visited places that I would probably never visit.

Just hanging out on the beach or the disco

Time after the school and meeting with others

When I was in Wilnus and I went on a bowling

Amber hunting

Malbork Castle, it was much fun

Akwarium in Gdynia, I spend some time with the girl I was hosting and it was really nice

The evenings with the other students

The 80's party

80’s party

SSSR Bunker in Lithuania

the soviet bunker visit in Lithuania

trips to the beach

Ahoi Krokodil

That two day trip was amazing. And dance parties were unforgettable!

Getting to know new people and learning much more about the struggle for independence and democracy in the partner countries than I knew before.

Meeting lech Walesa

travelling to other cities in Lithuania

I loved the team games, they were so fun to play, it also helped strengthen knowledge of other students, and i just loved everything

There was a lot off funny things:)

Trip to palanga

the eurovision party

Just meeting with everyone for the first time

trip to Palanga

Game walking on logs

Going to Trakai and realising how independant we can be

Thursday in Poland disco + 80's dress up

The soviet bunker

Meeting my friend from Czech Republic for the first time in Brno after months of communicating online.

Time i spent whith terezie


trip to Plateliai lake

Positivity in everything.

Perhaps the visit to the former soviet bunker in Lithuania. It was not funny at all but it was a strong experience indeed.

I don't have a particular moment but I mostly remember and value friendships I achieve and all the little moments. I miss them everyday.

During meetings, I enjoyed observing students from different countries work together in international teams, really listen to each other, tolerate each other's differences and cooperate well to complete assignments and achieve common aims.

Our first mobility in Czech Republic. It was our first „touch” of Erasmus. It was so nice to take part in it.

meeting Lech Wałęsa

Soviet bunker or any activity we did in our past school time

The parties

Soviet bunker in Nemencine and meeting with Lech Walesa.

When we were in the Soviet Bunker

Niti jedan

Meeting other people

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the kahoot games