The Prince's village school
Prince Carl's School, in Store Torøje, is close to Fakse on South Zealand. It was built in 1719, and is one of Denmark's oldest preserved village schools. The small half-timbered house was built for 70 poor children from Store Torøje. Prince Carl and…
Farmers' children must also learn
Prince Carl did not immerse himself in matters of State. He preferred living out of the limelight on his estates, Jægerspris and Vemmetofte, where he spent his time hunting and breeding horses. He was also strongly influenced by pietism, which encouraged him to become involved in his farmers' living conditions. He focused especially on establishing schools where the children could learn basic skills. He was inspired by Lord Chamberlain Carl Adolf von Plessen. Like the royal family, Plessen was interested in pietism. He built and ran 14 schools on his estates near Næstved. The schools are known as Plessen Schools or Count's Schools.
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