Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

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Denmark Trip International Schools Turing Scheme


On  Monday 20th May, 10 of our Year 5 children, Mrs Lamble, Mrs Sharrock and Ms Johnson are travelling to Denmark as part of the International Schools Turing Scheme. 

Monday 20th May 2024 

Travel to Denmark. 

We left school at 3:45am, a little tired but very excited! We boarded the mini-bus, waved goodbye and set off on our adventure to Denmark on the “disco bus” as Maddie called it.  We arrived at the airport, checked in and boarded the plane. ✈️

It was then a train ride to Tivoli Gardens.  Our luggage was left with Mrs Sharrock and off we went to explore the site.  Beautiful gardens, a food festival and of course lots of exciting rides were what we discovered.  We had a great day and it was a fantastic start to our trip that was a gift from Trorokolen, our partner school.

When we arrived at our hotel, we walked down to the beautiful harbour and beach and enjoyed an evening in the peaceful area of Vedbaek, where we were staying at the Hotel Marina.

Tuesday 21st May 2024 

School visit and time at Mariehoj.  

 We loved our school visit today. We made new friends, had a tour of the school and enjoyed an English lesson. We had to introduce ourselves to the Danish children and they asked us lots of questions. That afternoon, we walk to the local community centre, Mariejoj, where the school enjoy their forest school activities. The garden was beautiful and it was symmetrical! 

Isabella had a lovely 10th birthday with her friends and enjoyed her birthday burger!

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 

Visit to Copenhagan.

Sightseeing in Copenhagan was amazing. It is a beautiful city, filled with beautiful architecture, statues and lots of famous sites for us to remember.  We got the train from Vedbaek and arrived 20 minutes later in the capital city, Copenhagan.  Our first stop was the world famous statue ‘The little Mermaid’ from Hans  Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.  She was a lot smaller than we thought she would be! We came across lots of other sites on our walk through the city towards the Palace.  

At midday, it was the changing of the guards. Although it was a little busy, we managed to watch the spectacular ceremony.

We continued the day by taking in the spectacular sites and then enjoyed a meal in a restaurant.

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Beach day and fishing for crabs.

The Danish children visited us in Vedbaek today. It was a dull and overcast day but we were looking forward to ‘crabbing’. We met the teachers and the children at the beach and we wandered down to the jetty.  We had fishing rods and salami to entice the crabs so that we could catch. We sat and waited patiently, we moved to different locations but we didn’t have one catch! We had great fun though and learnt to be still and patient and not to give up!  Sasha was the first one to spot a crab and really enjoyed trying to entice it to her rod.

Although it was unsuccessful, we had fun. The fun then continued with a bbq at the teachers house. We played lots of games and enjoyed chatting with our friends. 
That evening the weather changed and it started raining but we still went out to enjoy the entertainment at the Vedbaek festival, there were performers and lots of stalls for us to browse.

Friday 24th May 2024 

School visit.

Journey home back to St. Helens. 

Today we enjoyed different lessons.  We started the morning with a history lesson, where we found out about a young girl who was looking for her father in Venice. We used the clues and sources to find out about Merchants in Venice - it was really fascinating and we learnt lots about the trading and The Silk Road.

Our next lesson was German! We learnt how to say “hello” and “my name is….” And then held a short conversation with our Danish friends. The Danish children learn different languages from a young age, they are multi-lingual!

The final lesson of the day was Danish, this was like our English EGPS lessons. We had a trail of questions outside where we had to change sentences into the past tense, find synonyms and antonyms, identify the verbs and a number of other tasks. We did find this tricky as it was all in Danish but we helped out our friends.

We had an amazing time on our trip to Denmark and have learnt so much about their way of life and we look forward to embracing this and sharing in our school in the future.