Activities at the school
All of our activities are closely linked to the Norwegian tradition of sports and outdoor life, meaning lots of outdoor fun! The students will experience Norwegian traditions under the guidance of qualified instructors. The activities are an important part of learning Norwegian.
The students have the possibility to try many different activities. At the beginning of the first week we have group activities to get to know each other and the school area. The afternoon activities vary from day to day, and the students may choose between several activities. We use the school facilities and the area around the school. We have a large gym with all types of sports equipment, a climbing wall, a bouldering room and a dance room available. We offer for example activities such as sand volleyball, soccer, capture the flag, dodgeball, dance, swimming, canoeing, running and hiking.
Morning gatherings and other gatherings
During the morning gathering, we sing Norwegian songs. That give the students an understanding of Norwegian culture, and the students will learn both newer and older Norwegian songs. This is a very popular activity where everybody enjoys singing along. Previous years the songs: “In love with the teacher” and “Fun at the countryside” have been some of the favorites. We also listen to Norwegian pop music.
In the evening, the students socialize and eat together in the living room. They may stay outside, in the dorms or go outside the school area with the dorm leaders. The students may play billiards, table tennis and various table games in the living room. We also have movie evenings. The students have access to pianos, guitars, drums and the dance room.
We will go on a day trip with cultural and historical content somewhere in Telemark.
The camping trip is always popular. The students walk to the camping site about one and a half hour away. At the camping site, they can go swimming and enjoy different outdoor games. They learn how to set up and take down a tent. In the evening we barbecue “pinnebrød,” sausages and hamburgers. We emphasize a sense of orientation, cooperation and sensible behaviour in the nature. Climbing, camping and hiking are some of the activities where the children experience outdoor life and learn how to behave in the Norwegian nature.