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Children’s interactive event at the Embassy in Beijing

25.05.2017  09:09

On Sunday 21 of May, more than 1,000 kids and their parents participated in a day event filled with activities for promoting and showcasing a healthy and active children's lifestyle at the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.

The event, held for the second consecutive year, offered kids opportunities to spend more time exploring how modern Denmark promotes education and lifestyle choices.

"We are happy to give all the children and parents a playful, energetic, creative day full of good experiences. As the International Children's Day approaches, at our event we would like to take part in this from a Danish perspective to promote well-being, happiness, creativity and most importantly, health of children," said Ambassador of Denmark to China, A. Carsten Damsgaard, in his opening speech.

"We want to empower children and parents to share some precious moments together today with an emphasis of playing, being active, creating new things and making healthy choices."

Sunday's event is part of the Embassy's branding campaign "Denmark NOW!", which seeks to promote contemporary Denmark and its world leading role in design, healthy lifestyle, clean and organic food products and high level of gastronomy.


Activities during the day included a "Novo Nordisk Healthy Interaction" area – where kids could visualize and compose different healthy meal choices, compete in bike racing, as well as measure the amount of sugar in soft drinks. A "LEGO Build The Change" campaign, where kids could in LEGO bricks imagine how their future home, neighbourhood or school would look like was also set up. Other companies participating in the day were Decamin, Air Store, LEO Pharma and Mille.

A Spinning Bowl was placed on the lawn where the kids enjoyed themselves by sitting on it and swaying to maintain the balance, some children also worked out with trainers from Gerlev Physical Education & Sports Academy. At Copenhagen Zoo's booth, kids were able to play with toys and gizmos that helped them understand more about animals.

Among cultural performances were the Red Apple Children's Choir of the Hemophilia Home of China and Thomas Sandberg who improvised music on whatever objects the audience provided him with as an instrument.