A group of 30 students and three teachers from a Danish School have made the most of a trip to see how education works in England.

The students from Slotshaven Gymnasium in Holbæk, Denmark, attended lessons, had lunch in the dining hall and heard a talk on the International Baccalaureate qualification at Ellesmere College.

The 16 to 19-year-olds visited as part of a project to see the educational provision in the UK.

Ian Wilson, group leader from Slotshaven, said: “Students at Ellesmere College duly embraced our students both on a professional and personal level and showed them the college at its best.

“From the moment we stepped into the doors of Ellesmere we were impressed not only by the impressive facilities but the welcoming atmosphere of the school.

“Ellesmere has certainly made an impression on our students."

All students who visited are studying a business related course in Denmark, such as international economics.

They took part in a number of economics and business lessons, had a tour of the facilities on offer at Ellesmere College and watched some sporting fixtures taking place.

Martin Anton Panduro Pedersen, one of the students from Denmark, added: “I enjoyed going to Ellesmere a whole lot.

“From how nicely the teachers acted to how the lessons played out and even how the school felt in general.”

Philip Wood, Head of Sixth Form at Ellesmere College, said it had been a huge success and staff and students helped the visitors gain a real insight into education there.

"It is one of a number of visits the college hosts as students from overseas come to look at how they operate and what they offer."