Princess Marie attends launch of Denmark’s largest children art project

Today, Princess Marie attended the launch of Denmark’s largest children art project in GeoPark Odsherred as Patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission.


Geokids is an art project and educational offer for school students in Odsherred which started in 2014. In connection with the project, the students have been introduced to Geopark Odsherred’s landscape and cultural history and they have learned about the landscape and dug for clay.

Photo by Claus Starup III
© Claus Starup

Together with the artists Martin Nybo and Henrik Boe, the students have created masks of the clay from the park, all gathered for a joint work of art.Behind each mask is a QR code. When you scan the code, you can see a small movie with the child who made the mask.

Photo by Claus Starup.jpg II
© Claus Starup

Martin Nybo found inspiration for the mask project partly on the Easter Island and partly from the Chinese Terracotta Army.  Prior to the actual sculpture project, all students have undergone a Geokids course where they are have been introduced to concepts such as ice age, work on nature, food, cultural history
and Odsherred painters.  By allowing students to make their masks, Geokids has contributed to identity creation through learning. Today, all Odsherred students are familiar with what the geopark is and how it works out.

During the visit, Princess Marie participated designed a mask herself with the help of Martin Nybo but it will not be included in the exhibition.

Photo by Claus Starup
© Claus Starup

After the official launch of the children’s project, Princess Marie participated in a walk on Højderygstien from Veddinge Bakker to Esterhøj in Høve with the oldest children. She was joined by GeoPark’s geologist Jacob Walloe Hansen told her about the landscape.

© Visit Odsherred

Princess Marie opted for a casual outfit today. She wore the LK Bennett ‘Boston’ trench coat she debuted last month. She wore a black knit turtleneck and black jeans.

© LK Bennett

She also wore her single Christine Hvelplund earrings with sunglasses first worn in 2015 at the Roskilde Festival.

We’ll next see Princess Marie on May 7 when she’ll visit classes for children with autism and she’ll celebrate Kattegatcentret’s 25th anniversary.

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