Helsingor is the home of Hamlet’s castle and was home to us for four days and nights whilst we explored Danish culture, food and classrooms with our hosts from Class 9.
Twelve students from Years 9, 10 and 11 were involved in the exchange and they are looking forward to showing their new friends around West Penwith when they visit us in May.
During our trip we took part in a carousel of Danish language workshops at Helsingor Lille Skole, a variety of team-building activities, visited the Swedish town of Helsinborg (which is only a 20-minute ferry ride away), had a guided tour of the magnificent city of Copenhagen, visited Tivoli Gardens (the biggest theme park in Denmark), wandered the battlements of Hamlet’s castle and raced around the town in teams trying to find the answers to questions sent to us via text message from the command base at school. It was definitely an action packed four days and a fantastic opportunity for us to experience different ways of working, try new food, see new places and make new friendships.
Our Danish hosts were so warm and welcoming and were very proud to show us around their local area and beyond. Mounts Bay students were open to all the new experiences that came their way and were polite, well behaved and a credit to the Academy.
The students instagrammed their way through the week so I am sure many of you have already seen some great photos and hopefully are inspired to get involved in an exchange trip yourself. Look out for further details or get in touch.