HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit Visits Gamlebyen Elementary School in Oslo

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited eh Gamlebyen Elementary school in Oslo.

According to the Norwegian royal court the Gamlebyen Elementary school is participating in a:

“…literature festival arranged for the students at the school.  In the school’s library, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess met with fourth-graders. 

The school library is an important meeting place and an area for learning about literature and culture for students both during the reading week and throughout the rest of the year. Every week, all the classes visit the library, which is often referred to as the heart of the school, according to library teacher Elisabeth Jensen Lombnæs. 

During the annual reading week at Gamlebyen School, all students read selected books that they discuss together in the classrooms. 

This year the fourth graders read the book ‘Jørgen + Anne er Sant’, a Norwegian children’s book about falling in love by Vigdis Hjort. The book was published in 1984. 

Together with the fourth graders, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen and librarian Elisabeth Jensen Lombnæs discussed the book and reflected on the topics it addresses.

The students also talked about other books they appreciated and how they use the school library in everyday life. 

The visit to the school library was rounded off with a performance of a poem written by the fourth graders: ‘Imagine that love is here on earth, hiding everywhere and where we live”, said one of the students who read the poem.’ “

To view a photo gallery from today’s visit please click the links below:

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian Royal Court/O. Berg-Rusten