Huge support from the Royal family for international education
No other than her HRH the Crown Princess Mary officially opened the new buildings of Aarhus Academy for Global Education (AAGE) – the international, English-language school in Aarhus.
Pictures and text by Inger Stokkink
In her speech, as well as the speeches of the representatives of the school’s main sponsors the supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked (Netto,Bilka,Føtex and Salling) and Arla, the importance of providing an international education for expat children in Denmark was stressed. Some speakers contributed with their own international school experiences or those of their children.
After the opening ceremony, Karin Salling (widow of former founder and owner of Dansk Supermarked) planted a cherry blossom tree, and Crown Princess Mary unveiled two friendship benches in the school’s playground. She immediately put them to use, sitting and chatting with some of the students. Before leaving goody baskets with products from all over the world were given to them as a symbolic and international thank-you gift from the school.
New facilities were needed for Aarhus Academy for Global Education as it has grown from 11 students at its opening four years ago to 240 students today. The new facilities are located at Dalgas Avenue in Aarhus. The schools aims at being able to receive up to 500 pupils aged three to nineteen years old.