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Tyske journalister på besøg!

*English below

Sidste uge havde vi besøg af tre tyske journaliststuderende fra Deutsche Journalistenschule. De havde fundet frem til Østerskov i deres research, og tog fra München til Hobro for at producere deres historie. Blandt andet undersøgte de hvordan det er at være udvekslingsstudent på Østerskov og hvad rollespil er for en størrelse.

En af de studerende, Tanya Falenczyk, havde det her at sige om Østerskov:

“Det var så interessant at se det sikre rum, der bliver skabt for de studerende her, hvor det virker til at de endelig kan være sig selv. Hvilket er, som vi alle ved, noget af det sværeste at gøre når du er teenager,” siger hun.

Selvom rollespil er stort i Tyskland med f.eks. Drachenfest eller Conquest of Mythodea, der hver har flere tusinde deltagere, var det også nyt for de tyske gæster at se rollespils forskellige former.

“Før, når jeg tænkte rollespil, tænkte jeg kun på “folk i kostumer og sværd”. Vi var derfor alle overraskede over dybden i hele Rollespils universet, men også hvad rollespil kan gøre for at skabe bedre forståelse omkring både andre mennesker, men også dig selv. Det aspekt af rollespil var helt nyt for mig,” fortæller Tanya Falenczyk.
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German visitors to Østerskov

Last week we had three German students of Journalism from Deutsche Journalistschule. They had found us through their research, which led them from Munich to Hobro to produce their story. Amongst other things, they looked into how it is to be an exchange student at Østerskov and about what LARPing can be.

One of the students, Tanya Falenczyk, had this to say about Østerskov:

“I think you can’t even compare Osterskov to any school in Germany. It was so interesting to see that safe space that was created for the students here, where it seemed like they could finally be themselves. Which is, as we all know, the hardest thing to do when you’re a teenager,” she says.

Even thought LARPing is huge in Germany, with events like Drachenfest or Conquest of Mythodea, each with thousands of participants, it was also new for the visitors to see the different shapes of LARPing.

“I think I had the outside-perspective of “people in costumes with swords” before. We were all surprised how deep the whole LARP-universe can be, we had some long talks with several people at school about what LARPing can do for understanding other people better, but also for understanding yourself better. That whole aspect was completely new to me,” says Tanya Falenczyk.