SPRINGDALES SCHOOL DHAULA KUAN 12 students and an accompanying teacher were part of a group of 52 participants comprising of 4 schools from Delhi who visited the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized by the Nordic Consult Group and DWF (Danish Water Forum). The Danish Water Forum is a network organisation that works to promote cooperation and knowledge sharing in the water sector. Their activities aim at spreading information about Danish water technologies and expertise globally.

The 7 day programmes’s highlights were: visiting and taking part in classroom and social activities with students from Gladsaxe Gymnasium (Senior Students) and Skovbrynet (Junior School), a visit to the Gentofte Waste Management Centre – where people of all economic backgrounds and age come themselves to dispose of old discarded items and tree/grass clippings in exchange for free Organic compost, a wonderful day out at the incredible Blue Planet Aquarium and the DWF Headquarters, where we shown a presentation about the importance of reducing our ‘Water Footprint’ and increasing our responsible use of water. Here, students also took part in a strategy based game called Aqua Republica. The game is a great initiative to encourage young (and old) minds to see the functioning of both small and large scale water use and generate a more aware and responsible approach towards its use (as it is not in infinite supply). Students were also taken for a walking tour of Copenhagen, a city famous for its abundant use of bicycles
and a dedicated bicycle lane running throughout the city. Another great dizzy excursion was the entire day spent at the Tivoli Amusement Park, where students got to know each other through screaming and facing fears with joyous laughter, together. Another part of the programmes was the day excursion to Malmo, in Sweden. Unfortunately, for the Travel Bugs, the passports were not stamped on entry, but after a scenic bus ride, students got to see a bustling cosmopolitan Town Square, filled, owing to a warm sunny
day. Planned also was a day at the Fisketorvet Mall.

Participants: Medha Pushkarna (XII), Shruti Goel (XII), Krisha Kapur (XI), Sarthak Khanna (XI), Aira Kataria (X), Shruti Kakar (X), Navya Grover (IX), Manya Wadha (IX), Navita Gupta (IX), Aamani Sharma (IX), Seher Taneja (IX) and Akhilesh Goel (IX)