Flaskepost til fremtiden (“Message for the future” in Danish) proposes a different start to the school year that provides teachers, students and their families with a common transcultural reference tool, for the personal and emotional growth of children in the context of their learning community.
The idea was developed by the World Music Centre, the Aarhus Music School (Denmark), an extracurricular project in place since 1999. A team of eight musicians, representatives of the cultural heritage of the largest European migrant populations, teach music and dance at state schools in Aarhus.
The initiative is an integrated solution through cooperation between art and culture schools, municipal schools and the Department of Family and Assistance. This is offered at state schools as a five-week course that includes one hour of class a week and online work for broadening knowledge.
Flaskepost til fremtiden has been tested and implemented in more than fifty Aarhus classes, with over 20,000 students having been able to benefit from the initiative.