Students welcome Danish visitorsPosted: 19th February 2019
A language barrier did not stop teenagers from developing friendships with Danish visitors.
A group of eight Danish students from Sondervang Skolen, in Hammel, paired up with peers from Forest Hall School to experience life in England.
The 13 to 15-year-old visitors stayed with families in Stansted and sampled school and home life together. Forest Hall students had visited them in Denmark last year.
The group visited Stansted Mountfitchet castle and took a trip to London for more sightseeing, as well as shadowing Forest Hall students during a day at school.
Forest Hall teacher Debbie Round said: “Our Danish visitors shadowed our students and got involved everywhere they could. They were able to see for themselves the differences between their school and our own.
“The group had built up quite a nice friendship and had kept in touch from our trip last year. Our students were quite proud to show off where they are from, what they do, how they learn and what life is like in England.”
Tanya Nielsen, from Sondervang Skolen, said her students were nervous, but excited to visit their English friends. She said: “Having to throw themselves into this 24/7 and to be in someone else’s home took them out of their comfort zone.”
Forest Hall students will return to Denmark in March.