Grenaa Gymnasium's IB2 study trip to Copenhagen

Alternative School Days in the Capital

The IB2 students in Copenhagen

A few weeks ago on a Monday morning the IB2 students, the IB Coordinator and two teachers made for Copenhagen. Spirits were high among the students during the train journey as the next three days would be the alternative to last year’s study trip that had to be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.

After check-in at the hotel the first task to be met was a photo safari allowing the students to make their own first impression of the city. In the evening Grenaa Gymnasium's IB2 study trip to Copenhageneverybody had dinner at Folkehuset Absalon, a community space in a former church. Cosy atmosphere and board games for desert!

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s programme focused on cultural history starting with a visit to Glyptoteket. This collection of ancient and modern French art is based on brewer Carl Jacobsen’s private collection and ranks among the best in the world. Tuesday afternoon offered a variety of activities and in the evening everybody went to Tivoli to enjoy the lights and a few merry-go-rounds.

The National Museum including the so called Klunkehjemmet, which is a unique and original Victorian home from the 1880’s, was on Wednesday’s programme focusing on Danish cultural history. This was rounded off with a visit to Christiania, a distinct and countercultural part of Copenhagen since the early 1970’s.

The train journey back to Grenaa was – as it should be – very different from the journey out: very silent due to happy, satiated and tired students.