Twenty-eight Danish students and two teachers visited Cambridge and the College last month for an insight into College life and the opportunity to experience the history and grandeur of Cambridge.
The trip was a reciprocal visit from last year when two staff and ten Long Road students visited Silkeborg and Silkeborg Gymnasium. During the trip, it was clear how valued the link was between the Colleges, and how much opportunity there was for an exchange between staff and students of ideas and teaching techniques.
The students and teachers spent a day in College visiting and participating in a range of lessons including Geography, English, Politics, Chemistry, Applied Science and Art. The Danish students commented on the similarity in content across the subjects to their own courses, whilst our students were impressed by the level of English and knowledge of the Danish students. Other days were spent in London at the Natural History museum, and there was a day in Cambridge with a tour of the Colleges and a punting trip. In the evenings Chris Childs, Department Manager, accompanied the Danish students and teachers for tours and activities around Cambridge. We are hoping to return to Silkeborg with a group of our staff and students in the 2015-16 academic year.