Queen Alexandra Sixth Form say 'hej' to Danish friends

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form had the pleasure of hosting 28 students from Copenhagen as they visited the North East for the first time. The students, from Falkonergårdens Gymnasium in Copenhagen, visited Queen Alexandra Sixth Form as part of a three-day visit.

During their visit, the students got the opportunity to experience a whole host of activities, ranging from joining in a number of different classes such as Film Studies, Classics and English Literature, as well as exploring their creative talents with some mono printing in the Art department. 

From the academic morning, they went on to spend their afternoon at the North Shields fish quay, being able to enjoy quintessesntially British fish and chips, before getting a tour of the renowned Old Low Lights Heritage Centre and finished with a walk along the Mouth of the Tyne.

The students from each respective college then spent some invaluable time with each other, learning more about their societies and cultures, as well as sharing educational experiences. Meanwhile, the Danish teachers were treated to some fish and chips at the Fish Shack on King Edwards beach at Tynemouth.

The visiting Danish students also got to spend some time in Newcastle City Centre, exploring several historic places, as well as interviewing some of the locals in the Grainger Market on their views of Brexit.

Per Taagaard, a teacher at Falkonergårdens Gymnasium, said: "The Newcastle visit has been a great experience for our students, and they have been able to go beyond what our normalstudents trips to London or Edinburgh offer.

“We believe that internationalism is the key to a good education. We are very grateful that we have found a college to collaborate with and we hope that we will be able to maintain and develop our collaboration in the future.”

Lee Patterson added: “Having a relationship with another college on such an international scale is something that myself and Queen Alex are very proud to be part of. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with the staff and students from Falkonergårdens Gymnasium.

“We are looking forward to going over to Copenhagen again in the near future to continue our work with our Danish counterparts.”

For more information about Queen Alexandra Sixth Form, please visit: http://www.queenalex.co.uk