Mrs Wootton, Dr Spinks, Miss Williams and Mrs Williams took 30 Year 11 – 13 students to Copenhagen, the beautiful, greenest capital city in the world which will be carbon neutral by 2025. The birthplace of Lego and sleek design did not disappoint. Natalia, Ava, Maddie and Charlotte in Year 12 tell you all about it:
We arrived in Copenhagen at around lunch-time and headed straight out to see Copenhill, a green energy plant with a dry ski slope, designed to be a multipurpose waste to energy plant. We learnt about the process of designing the structure, allowing Copenhagen to become the greenest capital city in the world. Next, we went to the Danish Architecture Museum. The building was very interesting and interactive with multiple slides to go down. We then checked into the hotel and got ready for dinner at the Hard Rock Café. The hotel had live music in the evening where many of us played cards until bedtime. Overall the day was fun and it was also great to see the beautiful city of Copenhagen in the warm sunshine.
Our second day was full of science and sight-seeing. We started off with a walk around the scenic Nyhavn before heading over to the Medical Museum. There, a local history student gave a talk on
the history of healthcare and disease in Denmark. The museum also had many exhibits, including preserved body parts which had been studied by medical students 200 years ago. After lunch at the waterfront restaurants of Nyhavn, we visited the Science Museum, Experimentarium. We explored uses of technology in our future and made time for some fun with bubbles and a laser harp! It was particularly funny to see Mrs Williams in a giant bubble! For dinner we ate traditional Danish cuisine and then went bowling.
We began our third day with a visit to the ‘Optoceutics’ office, where a talk was delivered by a PhD student from DTU in Copenhagen, who conducts research there. This helped us to understand more about computational neurology and Amelie even got her brain scanned! We then visited Tycho Brahe’s planetarium where we learnt more about astronomy and watched a planet show in the auditorium. Some students also made their own stars. We were then given an hour to explore Copenhagen and find a spot to eat lunch. The surroundings were beautiful and the food was delicious. We then visited the Round Tower from which we could see fantastic 360o views of Copenhagen. After this we went to Rosenborg Castle where we saw the royal crown jewels. After a long day of walking round the city, we spent the evening in Camping Kødbyen where we ate burgers and played crazy golf!