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Howzat! Swedish students learn about cricket on visit to Saltus

Saltus Grammar School secondary students gave a warm Bermuda welcome to Swedish students from Öckerö Gymnasieskola who sailed in on the T/S Gunilla Sverige.

Modern Foreign Languages teacher, Jane Fulford, coordinated their visit to Saltus as she did last year when students from the ship visited the School.

There were 39 students, ages 17 to 18, in this group (the ship can take a maximum of 44) accompanied by two teachers, Christofer Rigdahl and Henny Schollin. Before arriving in local waters, they had visited Miami and Charleston, and from here they were headed for the Azores and St Malo (France) then back to Öckerö (just outside of Gothenburg) in Sweden.

They will have spent 68 days sailing by the time they return home.

Initially, Saltus students met with the Swedish visitors in small groups and exchanged information about life in Bermuda and Sweden.

Later the visitors were taken on a tour of the campus. The morning was capped off in the Haygarth Gymnasium with Saltus Director of Athletics, Darrin Lewis, explaining the ins and outs of cricket followed by Secondary students demonstrating how the indoor version is played.

Then Mr Lewis invited the Swedish students to try their hand at the game – a good time was had by all!

Lunch followed with Bermudian fare featuring fish cakes and peas and rice.

Students and visitors made new friends and enjoyed learning about each other during the brief visit.

Saltus Secondary students gave a warm Bermuda welcome to Swedish students from Öckerö Gymnasieskola who sailed in on the T/S Gunilla Sverige.

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Published May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated May 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm)

Howzat! Swedish students learn about cricket on visit to Saltus

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