Our school has already organized an exchange trip for eighth class pupils for the fourteenth consecutive year. This year, 21 students came on the tour.
The first part of the exchange took place in Prague from 18.4. to 22.4.2017. The danish children were accommodated in host families. In this program organized by the school, the children attended a one-day English or German language lesson on the first day, went on a guided tour of Prague with a „special quest“ and then their own bowling tournament. The pupils spent the next day at „rope sport center“ where they did various tight-rope activities designed to to build trust and teamwork. Finally they had laser-games and visited the Terezín concentration camp on the last day. Afternoon and evening programs were always provided by the host families.
The entire program was in English.
The second part of the exchange took place from 30 April to 5 May 2017. Once again, we had the opportunity to visit the Danish town of Ringe and our partner school, Ringe Efterskole.
An extensive program was prepared fot our children - they attended classes and sports activities at the school, as well as, Ringe games. They visited Legoland and the city of Odense with a tour of the Hans C. Andersen Museum. They also went on boat cruises along the river in the coastal town of Faaborg. The program also included a cycling trip to the Egeskov Chateau. At the end, Danish parents prepared meeting in common at the school for all participant - the traditional "goodbye party".
During our stay, our children lived with Danish families, so they not only had the opportunity to practice in English, but also to have a look at everyday life in Denmark and establish new friendships in Western Europe.
Naďa Pavlišová - teacher of English