Meet our staff

Sammy Sieck

Summer school leader

My name is Sammy and during the school year I am a House Master at Herlufsholm, where I are responsible for the 9th grade boys. I also teach Science and P.E. and I am the schools Athletics Director.

We can’t wait to get started with this year summer school.

My main priority is to make sure that nobody leaves Herlufsholm without having had the time of their lives, having experienced Herlufsholm as a school full of history, learning and soul.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and spending two weeks of fun with you all.

Mathilde Olhoff-Jakobsen


My name is Mathilde and I am 24 years old.

I am an actor and live in Copenhagen. I love playing theater and starting my own projects.

Among other things, I make performance for teenagers, recording audiobooks and teach children and young people in theater. I have worked at the summer school since the beginning six years ago.

As the drama instructor I will make sure that we all challenge ourselves and each other, explore our boundaries and have fun doing it. I love being part of the summer school and I am looking forward to getting to know you all!

Sofie Voigt Simonsen


I am 24 years old and I will soon be graduated as Sound Designer at Sonic College in Haderslev. In the field of sound design we work with musical composition and compose music for feature films, TV, radio, art-installations and theatre. I also write songs and create electronic music in my spare time.Right now I'm working on sound design for the new interaction museum LEGO House.

I myself was a student at Herlufsholm and I love coming back and experiencing the beautiful surroundings and traditions.

The music team this year will be writing songs, experimenting with musical production and composing music with and without computers.

Josephine Olhoff-Jakobsen


My name is Josephine. I am 23 years old and I live in Copenhagen, but after the summer holidays I'm moving to Aarhus to studie Dramatic Writing at the Danish Performing Arts School.

I graduated from Herlufsholm in 2013. I have lived with my family at the school all my childhood, so I'm always looking forward to coming back!

During the course of the summer school I will teach the Danish speaking students English. I will do my best to make sure that the learning environment is different and challenging, as I believe that we all learn most when we are having fun. And that is my promise to you – you will be challenged and have fun doing it during this year’s summer school.

I look forward to seeing you all and spending two wonderful weeks with you!



Oliver Grønbæk Jensen


Hi! My name is Oliver and I am 21 years old.

For the better part of my life I have been a Dane living abroad.

I returned home to take the IB programme at Herlufsholm as a boarding student. I spent four years at Herlufsholm and had an unforgettable time, one that I hope to be able to recreate for you.

I have just finished my bachelor in England where I have study Motor Technology and my dream is to work within the world of formula 1 in the future.

I look forward to seeing you all and spending two great weeks with you!





Gustav Groot


My name is Gustav.

I studied at Herlufsholm for three years and graduated in 2013 and I couldn’t have been more pleased to do it. During my three years at the school I took my IB Diploma exam and also I was a prefect.

Before Herluf I lived in England and Tokyo. Now I am studying at the University of Copenhagen on a Bachelor of Economics  as I plan to work in this field in the future.

This is my fourth year at the summer school. I'm really looking forward. I am a part of the sports activities together with Oliver, which means a lot of fun. You can learn new sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball and more!

I am counting the days to us running around playing ball and more in a few weeks.




Astrid Galle


Hi, my name is Astrid, I live in Odense and I am 21 years old.

I am studying at The University of Southern Denmark currently as an engineering student in Global Management and Manufacturingtaking(GMM).

I was born and raised in Dubai, but graduated from Herlufsholm in 2016.

I am looking forward to coming back to school and experiencing the beautiful surroundings of the school.

It will be my first year at the summer school, so I'm really looking forward to meeting you, challenging you in the world of art as visual arts teacher - and having fun as a helper.

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