KTU Vaižganto progimnazija
KTU Vaižganto progimnazija is a middle secondary school with 476 pupils. Of those, 155 pupils in grades 1-4, 321 pupils in grades 5-8. The pupils who will be involved in the TIRAMISU project are in 7-8 grade, aged 14 years old.
One of the primary goals of the school is to ensure the community' emotional and physical security. Even though in Lithuania there is a compulsory discipline “Human Safety” since 2008, there is still a very small amount of weekly lessons addressed to it. During the primary years, “Human Safety” is integrated into other subjects, while in grades 5 and 7 students are given one weekly lesson. This is not enough for our community, because the subject focuses on safe and responsible behaviours, but not necessarily on the first aid as much.
To fill this gap, the school organizes an integrated training entitled after “Practice Week”, in which numerous police officers, firefighters and medical staff arrive at the school and demonstrate emergency responses and first aid. Teachers actively collaborate in organizing these trainings. The school employs a highly qualified human security teacher, who is also a cadet. There are also physical education teachers who are interested in teaching not only students but also teachers for first aid