MYPC in Stavanger

Our MYPC-students visited Stavanger last week!

The group started by travelling to Preikestolhytta and started bright and early the next day with hiking up to Preikestolen. The weather was phenomenal, and they got to enjoy the spectacular view at it's very best. In the afternoon they continued to Stavanger where they continued with museums the following day, starting with the Oil Museum where they were guided through the history of oil in Norway. The guide was highly open to discussing ethical issues, environmental issues and the future to come! Next was the Tin Can Museum where they heard about the history of the fishing industry in Stavanger, the amount produced and exported and of the dangers of having a community build around the one industry only. They also learnt about development of technology, the shape of workers rights and of women’s right for equality.

The last day they went to the “Sverd i fjell”-monument in Hafrsfjord. This is to commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord and the gathering of Norway under one King, Harald Hårfagre. Next up was the Viking museum and the iron age long houses. They were introduced to what the average day in such a house would be like. They tried steel and flint with ‘knusk’, were told how to dye our clothes and how to spin the yarn. They also saw grave monuments and were taken into the grand hall.

The trip was rounded off with a trip to the theatre where Rogaland Teater was showing "Pan" by Knut Hamsun. A wonderful treat for all!