Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Swedish Schools Abroad
Supportive and inclusive Swedish learning in Paris The Swedish School in Paris is not only for children from the Nordic countries. French kids have joined the pre-school since 2015, making the students benefit from cultural differences on a new level. By Sara Wenkel | Photos: Svenska Skolan Paris
“Our children will hopefully experience fewer culture clashes and be more tolerant when they grow up,” says Marina Rondeau, headmaster at the Swedish School in Paris, when she talks about the different nationalities at her school. The Swedish School in Paris teaches the standard Swedish curriculum from pre-school to upper secondary school. Swedish pedagogy and age integration, where the education is tailored around each pupil, is something Rondeau believes
attracts the French. “We see our kids as individuals as opposed to a big group, and our effort around the kids is positive, supportive and encouraging. We are attentive to every little accomplishment.” Using Paris as a way of learning The students at the Swedish School in Paris get a natural connection to France as the pre-school and primary school are located in central Paris near the Arc de Triomphe
and the secondary school at a French school they collaborate with. Paris is used as an authentic way of learning as the students get to do ‘homework downtown’, study visits and projects. The older students also get the chance to do a one-week internship at a French workplace. Interested families are welcome to schedule a visit at the school at any time.
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Viking ships in Roskilde History for all the senses – year round
Experience five original Viking ships and see our impressive boat collection in the scenic Museum Harbour. Look, feel, smell - and try! The Viking Ship Museum focuses on the Vikings’ maritime craftsmanship and their impressive ships. Exciting exhibitions – Films about the Viking ships and Sea Stallion from Glendalough – Dress as a Viking Activities for children – Go on board Viking ships Boatyard – Museum Shop – New Nordic Viking Food Scenic harbour life with Viking ships and historical wooden boats. Go sailing on Roskilde Fjord: May 15 - September 30.
SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2014
The World in the Viking Age – Seafaring in the 9th century changed the world! vikingshipmuseum.dk Under the age of 18 admission free Open daily 10:00 - 16:00
(May 16 - Aug. 24: 10:00 - 17:00)
Free car park. Train to Roskilde. From Roskilde Station bus route 203 or about 20 minutes’ walk.
Vindeboder 12 • DK-4000 Roskilde • vikingshipmuseum.dk
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