Sixth Form trip to Copenhagen

This year’s Art trip has been a great success, with a total of 18 students and three teachers heading to Denmark during the Christmas break. The trip was a fantastic opportunity to further progress our coursework as well as having fun with friends.

On Thursday 14 December, the group landed in Copenhagen in the late evening. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful: the hotel reception area appeared to be a converted courtyard with a comfortable lounge area and an elegant winding staircase. As everyone was very tired we all went to bed early in anticipation of the busy days ahead.

The main focus of the trip was to take as many photographs as possible. The first day we walked through Kongens Nytorv square, visited Christmas markets and the famous Nyhavn (the colourful street). We also stopped to see the tourist attraction of ‘The Little Mermaid’ near the star-shaped fort ‘Kastellet’ and even fitted in the ‘Design Museum’.

The following day, we travelled to the ‘Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’ which had spectacular views! It overlooked the sea and the winter light provided the perfect backdrop for photographs. Over the next few days, we visited several other museums and galleries such as ‘Nikolaj- Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre’ which was previously a church but was filled with a giant boat installation featuring waves of expanding foam. We went to ‘Ny Carlsberg Glypotek’ which consisted of subtropical plants at the centre of the museum, surrounded by classical sculpture and work of Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir.

I think the main highlight of everyone’s trip was visiting the Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park. It was lit by hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and we enjoyed the rides, Christmas stalls and lots of delicious food!

Overall, everyone had an amazing time in Copenhagen. Thank you to Miss Franklin, Dr Hill and Miss Jolly for organising it for us all.

Report written by: Sixth Form student, Victoria Tipping