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Copenhagen PS/MS

May 3 - May 6, 2018

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Storms and shipwrecks, monsters and mermaids, secrets and stowaways… come aboard and let the stories set sail. A combined PS/MS festival for students aged 9-12.


Seas, ships and stowaways!

Starting Point

Atop the sea swells or safely stored in shore, the ocean is littered with boats a’bobbing, carrying treasure, cargo and more. Every ship needs a crew but who will they be? Traders, pirates, fishermen… and does everyone on board have proper passage? What journeys have they made and what tales can they tell? Storms and shipwrecks, monsters and mermaids, secrets and stowaways… come aboard and let the stories set sail!

Out & About

A boat tour across the sea.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Jen Tickle


Copenhagen International School
Levantkaj 4-14
2150 Nordhavn

Tel: + 45 39 46 33 00

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 1st March 2018.
Registration closes 15th March 2018.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 1st March 2018.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive at Copenhagen International School on Thursday 3rd May 2018 by 4:00pm. Schools may leave after the close of the festival at 12:30pm on Sunday 6th May 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave late on Sunday. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Copenhagen by the evening of Tuesday 1st May 2018 to spend Wednesday at school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 15th March 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
£157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students) and £186.60 thereafter.
N.B. This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.

Total per student
£226 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £167.50 host.

£34 – visiting member schools.
£97 – visiting non-member schools.
£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.
£12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£66 members.
£129 non-members.

Please note:
1. A £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

Detailed travel information will be uploaded shortly.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

Schools should fly into Copenhagen Airport or if travelling by train, arrive at Østerport station.

All schools will be collected by private transport and taken to the school on arrival. Transport will also be provided at the end of the festival.

Schools should allow 30 minutes if travelling to and from the airport, and ten minutes if travelling to the train station.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.

ISTA artists will travel from the airport by train to the hotel.  Further instructions will be shared in the information pack.

Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Denmark.


Teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists  will stay at the following hotel:

Hotel Bethel
Nyhavn 22

Tel: +45 3313 0370

A single room costs Danish Krone1095 per night including breakfast and free WiFi.

Visiting schools

Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2018.

Visiting students
Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 3rd May 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2018.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (1st May 2018).
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for students provided by host families.
Lunches – daily provided by the host school Friday and Saturday.
Two evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.

All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 03 May at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 06 May at 12:30


Copenhagen International School
Levantkaj 4-14
2150 Nordhavn
Tel: +45 39 46 33 00


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