Summary of article in Billed Bladet #24, 2015.
Written by our sports reporter Ulrik Ulriksen.
Frederik went to the town of Taastrup, where he visited Selsmose school, where there was an excersize event for the volunteer organization FitforKids.
FitforKids very much aim at more or less obese children. The purpose being to getting the children to become physically active, thus losing weight and getting healthier and as a bonus get more self esteem.
Frederik was shown around and saw the children running around burning calories and being the man he is, he also easily interacted with the children who asked him questions.
That meant he talked about himself, what sport and healthy living means to him and so on.
Among other things he said: "If I am to say so myself, I believe I'm very good at training. Each time I have to go training, it should preferably be fun. I have tried all sorts of different sports and I'm very curious even though I'm 47 years old".
He told the children how important it to be physically active and eat healthy if you want to feel good and be glad and he told the children he thought they were cool.
He added: "I don't think I'm too old to try something new. Obviously something like parkeour is perhaps a little difficult for but otherwise I'm pretty open.
But, well, I still like to play soccer and road cycling (I.e. like Tour de Epo... sorry, Tour de France) that I like and I've started on triathlon. It gives me many happy hours.
I was fond of being active when I was a boy. It was great to be in school and running around in the recess and even though I went to school in downtown Copenhagen and we had a school yard that wasn't very spacious, it was still fun just to get out and play catch. I still recall that clearly as something that made me glad.
My own children like to do excersize and both I and my wife (informal word) like to come out and get the blood running.
Our children often see me and my wife (informal) put on the sports clothes and whizz away on a trip across fields and roads and I can sense that the children think it's good that we do it. And they certainly like too to be out running.
If you ask them yourself, they think they are really good and fast runners.
And just like you they are also glad to go outside and play or have a fun time like here in a gymnasium (*).
The more children your are together, like your classmates, the more fun they think it is. Just like you do.
And then they along with the classmates start a round of softball or soccer for example".
Frederik was met and followed with great and big enthusiasm by the children, all the way out to the car in fact! Just before reaching the car a boy came up to shake his hand.
(*) Oddly enough the English word for a hall where you perform calisthenics, a gymnasium, is the Danish word for a high school.