Trade journey to PeterboroughA greeting
to LucySarah Eline
It's almost half a year since we visited you, and I would like to send you a greeting. I had such a good time visiting you. You and your family took such good care of us. Besides all the delicious food your mother made us (especially the roast dinner and the cream eggs), one of the advantages of living with you was that we got to know your culture very quickly. I have so many great memories from our visit. I think one of my favourite days, was when your parents drove us to Wagamama and we ate the most delicious meals. Afterward, Poppy, Hattie drove back to your house with us, where I tried cream eggs for the first time, what a revelation, I wish I had bought some. One of the other best memories is going to Harry Potter world, I could live there! As if Harry Potter world was not wild enough, we had to wait in the queue in the worst and coldest bus I have ever been in, for more than 5 hours. When we finally got home, your mother made everything so much better with a hot cup of tea.
Thank you so much for letting Thea and I stay at your place. You have been an excellent host
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A greeting from Denmark -
The trip to Peterborough was excellent, and we experienced many
memorable things together with our hospitable hosts that made us feel very
welcome. There were many different things on the program, but I especially
enjoyed the trip to Cambridge, where we went punting. Our hosts showed us
around in the idyllic city and we ate pancakes at a local café to get the heat
back in our cold feet. The trip to Cambridge was just one out of many wonderful
experiences, and although it was a busy week, we would not be without any of
the experiences we had.
We used our English every day, and it was hard to return to only speaking
Danish again. We got a good impression of Peterborough and visited the
beautiful cathedral among other things. Our hosts took us out for dinner, and
they also introduced us to roast dinner and other delicious English food. It
was really a pleasure to feel so comfortable in a foreign country and get such
a good relationship to the other students involved in this Fair-Trade project.
Thank you very much for a lovely week!
Fair Trade -
A greeting from Denmark -
I want to thank you and your family for giving me a place to stay. I really liked being there. You were all very hospitable from the first day. Say hi to your Mother and sister from me.
The Engagement to England was really great. The school system was very different from ours – Your school system is much stricter than ours and that was interesting to experience. Otherwise the things were very well planned.
I loved the trip to Harry Potter land, because it’s something we all know about it, but never experienced. Besides this, your churches were really beautiful and it was interesting to be in Cambridge. You were all very hospitable and I would definitely like to come back.
Peterborough visit - a greeting from
On the 22nd of January I went to Peterborough. I went with seven of my classmates from Denmark, and we were all very excited. We had a warm welcome on Sunday evening at a local hotel, where the teachers were staying. My host was Poppy, whom I knew from when she visited Denmark. We drove home and she showed me her house. Her family were all so nice, and the experience just got better and better throughout the week. I became good friends with her dog Jimmy, whom I still miss very much.
Poppy and I spent a lot of our spare time with the other Danish students. We went shopping, we ate at Wagamamma and watched movies together. I also learned how to play SHED by her family. I couldn’t have wished for a better host family.
We also did some exciting Fairtrade related stuff. We played a game which was meant to illustrate how unfair the conditions of the farmers are. It was about creating oranges for a company to buy them. We also came up with an idea for our own company; the idea of my group was to create sandals made of recycled material. Among other exciting things we went to see the local cathedral which was really nice. On Friday we went to Cambridge to see the city. We saw the university and went punting on the river Cam.
Fairtrade Peterborough- a greeting from
Maria Tveen Rindalsholt, Sønderborg Statsskole, 2.d
I was very happy to visit Peterborough in January 2017. We experienced the many differences there are between England and Denmark both culturally but especially in the way the school systems differ - school uniforms, the buildings and the system itself. It was nice that the programme was so closely related to Fairtrade - almost every day we did something directly connected to the theme. Some of the great things (not directly connected to Fairtrade) we went to see with the whole group was ‘Harry Potter World’ and Cambridge. Cambridge was a very beautiful city and even though we had a very cold punting trip, there was so much to see that it didn’t really matter.
My hosts were Flo and her mother Pip. I stayed at their place with another Danish girl. They were both extremely friendly, for instance Pip had done some research on typical Danish breakfast to make sure that we liked the food. We both felt very welcome. Flo was really good at taking us out to experience different things; we went out to eat, walked around the city and visited some of the other English students. The week gave us some great memories to remember 😃
Peterborough - a greeting from
Cecilie Pallumblad, 2.d Sønderborg Statsskole
The trip to Peterborough was very good. One of the best things was that the host families were so sweet and kind to us, as they made us feel welcome in their homes throughout the whole week, and they always made sure that we weren’t short of anything. During the week, we spent in Peterborough almost every night the host families had organized something for all of us from Denmark and some other countries. One night we went out to eat at a restaurant which was very good and we all got to talk to each other.
It’s was very exciting to be with so many young people from so many different countries and make new friendships. The school in Peterborough did an amazing job organizing activities for us all, and the whole week was full of fun and educational activities about Fair Trade and about the city of Peterborough. It was a very good trip and I am definitely going back. 😃
Visiting England – Fair Trade - a greeting from
Julie Sand Christensen
It was a pleasure visiting England and experiencing all the differences between the Danish culture and the culture in England. For example, it was interesting how the school in England was compared to the schools we have in Denmark. Also, the school system is quite different.
During our trip to England, we had a lot of memorable experiences. The one, I liked the most, was the last day, when we visited Cambridge. On our way to Cambridge we first visited a chocolate store, where all the chocolate was Fair Trade.
When we arrived in Cambridge, we went for a paddle trip ( called punting) on The Cam river. This was one of the many good experiences in England. It was a good way to see the city while relaxing. Unfortunately, it was pretty cold the day we visited Cambridge, and therefore the boat trip felt very cold, because we weren’t walking around or being active in other ways. Afterwards we walked around Cambridge and it was once again proven, that it is a great place.
The only sad thing about this day was that we, the Danish girls, were leaving for the airport and returning to Denmark in the evening.
Fairtrade greeting from
Anne Katrine Oksbjerg
I had a wonderful trip to Peterborough back in January. I stayed at Hattie’s place with her and her lovely family. They were so nice to me and they took a big part in giving me such a good experience in England. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and for hosting me. I think, they were very hostable to open their home for me. It gives another and better view of the culture in another country when you stay with a host family instead of staying at a hotel.
The English hosts of this trip had made a great week program for us. The activities varied from serious working with Fairtrade to be only for pleasure. We worked mainly with Fairtrade in the school for example we tried to recycle a coffee bean pack into a new product and we took part in an orange farmer game, where we tried to be a Fairtrade farmer. Beyond that, we visited Bounce, a trampoline world, and we visited Cambridge University. There were so many beautiful buildings in Cambridge and the nature around was entirely idyllic.
I think, the best part of our trip was our visit in Harry Potter World. It was amazing to see the place where the movies have been filmed and the properties they have been used. In our spare time, the Danish students and their hosts spent a lot of time together. One evening, we at Wagamama. The food tasted really good and I can sincerely recommend the place. The week have been very good and instructive. I hope, we can keep the contact and I can come back one day and visit you all again.