IN PICS: Norway’s school and kindergarten reopening

IN PICS: Norway's school and kindergarten reopening
Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg was taught how to greet someone while maintaining social distance by students Celine Busk (left) and Rim Daniel Abraham (right). Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
Norway reopened schools for the 250,000 pupils in the first five years on Monday, a week after reopening kindergartens. Here's how it went.

Students at Levre school in Baerum, west of Oslo, were greeted with a Norwegian flag, and a rainbow posted to the door to welcome them when they arrived on Monday.

Photo: Pierre-Henry Deshayes/AFP 

While pupils were met by staff, there was none of the orderly queuing and exact spacing seen when Denmark opened schools on April 15. 

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Classes have been divided into groups of 15, but within those groups they do not need to be too distant, as here at  Vikåsen school in Trondheim. 

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB Scanpix / AFP

Each group of 15 was allowed to interact with one other group of 15, but they were supposed to avoid contact with other students. 

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB Scanpix / AFP

In each classroom, schools had moved students desks further apart to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Here are some third grade students at Nordstrand Steinerskole school in Oslo. 
 
Photo: Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/AFP
 
Students at Ellingsrudåsen school in Oslo had a surprise visit from Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg.
 
This is her being taught how to greet someone while maintaining social distance by students Celine Busk (left) and Rim Daniel Abraham (right). 
 
 

Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB Scanpix / AFP

 

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