Summary of article in Billed Bladet #17, 2018.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.
Recently Mary opened the Miniverse at the Experimentarium in Copenhagen. This is DK's first active science universe aimed specifically at children in the kindergarten age.
That means the children play their way through various natural-science fields. One of them being basically the life and trials of a mole. In order to fit in Mary donned a vest with digging feet, just like a real mole, and she along with some children moved around in the borrows and tried to avoid being eaten by the fox.
The manager for the Experimentarium, Kim Gladstone Herlev, said: "Small children are born scientists. Each new day they go exploring and learn something new by playing. In the Miniverse they can experiment their way to new experiences through play which are natural to them."
At the molehill where Mary played the children learn about the foodchain and who is at the bottom...
When Mary left she spoke for a while to a number of children from a school with pupils who have multiple handicaps.
(You can find the scans in the Roskilde Cathedral thread)
Follow up on ANZAC Day here in DK yesterday.
It was a dawn service, taking place at 05.30 at the memorial for fallen Allied soldiers at Kastellet in Copenhagen.
You can see the schedule here: ANZAC Day 2018
- (From memory) The landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli (as well as British and French troops) took place on this day at dawn in 1915.
Due to various mix ups, poor communication, lack of clear orders, troops being off loaded at the wrong beach, the allied troops did not move forward or did not move forward fast enough before ad hoc Turkish units managed to move in and set up temporary defensive positions, effectively stopping the Gallipoli campaign in its tracks.
After months of terrible suffering and horrific casualties the Allied forces were extracted from Gallipoli in late 1915.
The Gallipoli campaign came about as a result of Turkey joining the Axis coalition, as such much needed French and British supplies to Russia could no longer be shipped through the Dardanelles, the strait that connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea.
Initially a combined French and British fleet attempted to blast their way through the Dardanelles, but mines and fire from Turkish forts resulted in the loss of several battleships.
Instead it was decided to land troops and take the forts from land and from behind. Hence the landings at Gallipoli.
That failed, but no one can point a finger at the soldiers on both sides who suffered atrocious conditions - insufferable heat, rampant disease, lack of adequate water, a true plague of flies and of course the fighting, including constant shelling and sniping.
Mary also honored ANZAC Day in 2015, also at Kastellet: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G4QWe0Apum...RROLD%2B1a.jpg
Being the 100th anniversary of the landing, this took place later in the day and was a much lager event than this year.