If you are looking for an upper secondary school that combines theory and practice with a splash of water, you will want to check out the Maritime HF programme in Frederikshavn. Maritime HF is a three-year course offered by Frederikshavn Gymnasium & HF-kursus, MARTEC and Skagen Skipperskole, combining an upper secondary school (referred to in Denmark as HF) education with maritime studies. “Our students divide their time between studying and putting their knowledge to use. They spend part of the first year in a workshop learning all the basic things. During the second and third years, they are away on courses learning about very different things such as sea rescue, hydraulics and navigation. They don’t read about it – they just do it,” says Jan Bjeldbak.