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Paving in Denmark

Study trip 14.11.-25.11.2016 in Denmark, Beder

We made 2 weeks’ study trip to Denmark with 8 students and teacher Jari Järvenranta. Our destination was Jordbrugets UddannelsesCenter Århus in Beder.


Purpose of this trip was how to make paving and to use right stones to different places.
We accommodated in dormitory. There were twin rooms with showers and also comfortable shared kitchen and living room.


First week we were working with Danish students in big hall. Floor area was filled with thick sandbed (like sandbox). We were separated in groups with two Danish and two Finnish students. Danish students teached us from step to step. It was really instructive way to learn paving. They had 12 weeks’ experience about paving, but we didn´t have any experience for that and all was new for us. Mostly we used different kind of natural stones.






We made different kind of practices; example how to build the wall, arch with natural stone and also concrete paving.


We also cut stones with stone chisel and used laser for measurement


Teachers were experts and friendly, and they gave us very good advices. One of the teachers has world quiness record in paving. After we finished the first paving project we had a barbeque party


On second week we practiced how to make concrete stone paving. It was more easier that using natural stones.

One day we visited in Hoffman, Unique Garden Design and local Stark. Hoffman is a big landscape company, and they use much more equipment’s in paving work than companies in Finland. They showed us how to use paving machine .


Unique Garden Design is only company in Denmark who makes special design gardening. Quality is very high, but you have to pay for it. For example they ordered customs granite stones from China as a bespoke.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner were eaten in school canteen. The food was delicious and excellent, and special meals were noticed well. The food was just like in 5 star hotel with cheese plates, lots of different salads, fruits and fresh bread/rolls. Kitchen staff was making also morning porridge just for us. When we left the canteen, we had difficulties to put the chairs up . Also in class rooms there were same rules. In our school there is not that kind of rules. It was quite funny when the chef gave a permission to take a food, and all Danish students RUN and picked the food from the buffet table.
We had leisure time also .
Most of us visited in Aros art museum, botanical garden and Moesgård museum.



Walking on the beach was relaxing after the paving days. We also visited Århus many times with busses, because it took only 20 minutes by bus to the city. We also walked in great school area and in small Beder village. We noticed that Danish invest must more to gardening and paving that we in Finland.

Our trip to Czech Republic

So… We had a very nice trip to the Czech Republic to a city called ustí nad labem and we met so many awesome people there. It really was really an amazing and educational trip. the city of ústi was absolutely beautiful, it had some “not so good areas” but there were so many mountains that there was always a great view anywhere you looked

Prague Airport

This is us at the Prague Airport. There were 7 of us altogether. 6 students and our teacher.

There was 1 third year student and 1 ICT student with us, so not everyone were from my class


On our first night we got to our dorm, we were all really exhausted and went straight to sleep. The beds were hard and squeaky, but the pillows were as huge as the door which was nice and really helped to get you to sleep. On the next day we woke up early in the morning and went to study the area that we lived in, it was ghetto as hell but still kind of nice. Our so called “guides” from the schools that were going, warned us about the gypsy families living in the area. They told us to be careful at nights because they have always been a problem there.

The same day we met our first Czech friends Lukás and honza, they were awesome. They did everything with us and we also met other great people thanks to them. We did basicly everything with our friends. We went to the mall, bowling, mcdonalds, teahouses and everywhere. The teahouses were awesome. We were so mad about not having teahouses like those in finland. They looked like someones home from the outside but inside they were really nice and big, they had huge couches everywhere and there always smelled really nice. There was always like a group of 20 people with us in there, i mean we made so many new friends there and it was just great.


img-20161011-wa0027We also went sightseeing many times with our friends, there were a lot of sightseeing towers in ústí. Here is a picture from one of them


Of course we also went to school there. On the first week we did some basic electical installations, the same kind we did in our first year at our school. We also did some electronics and such.. the teachers didnt speak english very well but luckily we had translators from our class Jakub and Daniel.

On our second week at school we did dome pressure air systems called pneumatics and some metalwork.



Trip to Czech Republic

We visited in the Czech Republic with 5 other students and our teacher. We started our school week in one of the local schools. We did some basic electricity exercises and made few new friends. The whole school week was really fun and little bit different from our school weeks. At the weekends we hang out at mall or around the city we our local friends. Next week we went to the other school and did some hydraulic piston exercises. It was really great experience! We made lot of new friends and had lot of fun with them. Every one was bit home sick and quite tired after two weeks. It was nice to come back to home and still bit sad because we had to leave our new friends. It was worth it to go there and great practice for English language skills. It would be nice to see some of the local friends again some time!