The European School Copenhagen is an ambassador school for Save the Children. As an ambassador school, the school wishes to celebrate and promote values such as respect, empathy, inclusiveness, collaboration and participation as central in the pupil’s’ school life at the European School. As a multicultural and multilingual school these values are key to the development of a good learning environment and to foster open-minded global and European citizens.
As part of the engagement the school celebrates the Childrens’ Rights Day every year on November 20th. The school also uses Save the Childrens programme and material on anti-bullying as part of the school’s effort to ensure the well-being of our pupils.
In October 2019, we started the journey to becoming a Rettighedsskole (Rights School) at a whole school kick-off assembly and a theme week about children’s rights. Members of the school community signed a convention committing to becoming a Rettighedsskole.
In a Rettighedsskole, the students and staff learn about children’s rights and put them into practice. As a first step on the journey, all the classes have developed Class Charters and we have elected our own Rights Council.
As an international school with children from many different cultural and religious backgrounds the school celebrates a range of different cultural and religious days, such as Diwali, Christmas, Fastelavn and Halloween.
The celebration of the cultural and religious days is a good oppportunity for the children to share their culture, religion and traditions with the other children and to foster an understanding and inclusive environment for all children at the school.
Twice a year the school organises a theme week, where the teachers and pupils have the opportunity to spend a week exploring a common theme. The pupils are mixed across year levels and language sections, which means that they have the opportunity to work with other pupils and teachers. Cooperation, sharing and learning are key elements to the theme weeks at the European School Copenhagen.
The latest theme week focused on the environment and water as a vital resource. You can read more about the activities at the school under News.