A trio of students have been representing the country on a trip to Denmark.
John Spence Community High School, in North Shields, was selected to represent the UK in a new Comenius project working with schools from Spain, Denmark, Hungary, Germany and Italy.
Pupils Sean Mulligan, Alex Anderson and Matthew Robson were joined by teachers Jill Armstrong and Leanne Clay to take part in the event at Rask Molle where they learned more about drinking water, which some experts say will run out by 2050.
The trio – selected for their positive contribution in school – stayed with Danish families while worked with their European peers to learn how water has shaped the history of their country and developed some industries.
They also discussed the problems that different countries are currently facing relating to water usage, storage and treatment.
One of the highlights of the visit was “The International market place” where each country produced a stall displaying pictures, food and articles that are typically found or eaten within their country.