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Saltus Grammar School played host to a group of about 30 Swedish high school students yesterday.

The Swedes attend Ockero Gymnasieskola near Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city.

They travelled to the Island on

T/S Gunilla, a tall ship owned by the town of Ockero and used as a regular part of the school’s educational programmes.

T/S Gunilla sails from Sweden every year, visiting Spain, North Africa, South America and the Caribbean, before heading off to the US East Coast and Bermuda.

Johan Osbjer, one of the teachers who accompanied the students to Bermuda, explained that each class spends two months on the tall ship.

The current group of students joined the ship in Miami and came to Bermuda via Charleston, South Carolina. They leave on Friday for the Azores and France on their way back to Sweden.

Saltus teacher Jane Fulford invited the students to spend the day at the school after a chance encounter with the

T/S Gunilla when it docked in St George’s last year.

“I thought it would be a beneficial exchange of culture,” said Ms Fulford.

The Swedes learned a bit of cricket, talked to junior school students and were treated to a traditional Bermudian lunch of peas and rice, coleslaw and codfish cakes.

In return, Saltus students learned about Swedish culture and language and spent a few hours on the

T/S Gunilla.

Cultural exchange: The Swedish crew members from the T/S Gunilla sent the afternoon at Saltus where they enjoyed a traditional Bermudian lunch.
(Photo by Akil Simmons) Cultural exchange: The Swedish crew members from the T/S Gunilla sent the afternoon at Saltus where they enjoyed a traditional Bermudian lunch. Pictured are Elin Osberg, 19, and Petra Johansson Miglavs.
(Photo by Mark Tatem) Classroom with a view: Teacher Johan Osberger along with Jakob Rene Olle Johnsson, Christoffer Aabol and Amanda Jansson stand in the rigging of the TS Gunilla berthed in St George's during a tour of Saltus students aboard the vessel which is used as a classroom at sea.

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Published May 09, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 08, 2013 at 11:31 pm)

Saltus hosts 30 Swedish high schoolers off tall ship

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