Danish municipality paid 300,000 kroner for one class trip

June 14th, 2016

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Deputy mayor says the idea is to create “social balance”

A trip to Taito is costing Gladsaxe 300,000 krober (photo: Aimaimyi)

Gladsaxe Municipality has paid nearly 300,000 kroner to send 27 students and four teachers from the Skovbrynet Skole on a trip to Japan.

Students are paying 73 kroner per day for the eight trip to Taito in Japan, while the municipality picks up the entire rest of the tab.

“Rather then using so much money on a few days, I would rather see it spread out over more activities throughout the year,” Thomas Agerskov, chairman of the Gladsaxe Teacher’s Union told DR 4 Copenhagen.

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Gladsaxe deputy mayor Serdal Benli said that the investment in the trip will pay off in the long run.

“The thought is that we have made a massive effort in social balance in Værebro Park and Høje Gladsaxe,” said Benli.

Benli said the school trip is intended to give the school a more international profile and attract new students.


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