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Nordic Global Concern

Every term we have a special day with no normal classes, where we focus on one of our pillars: Nordic, Humanitarian and Environmental. On Friday 15th March it was time for the Nordic Global Concern, an event by the students for the students. The workshop themes ranged from youth culture to migration and use of energy in the Nordic region. The event crowned a long [...]

March 26th, 2019|

Psycho-social first aid course

This weekend we held the Psycho-social first aid course for 20 interested students. The course is a part of our Red Cross Diploma and was led by Anita Nelissen Leirvåg. It went into depth about how people react in a crisis and emergency, as well as giving knowledge of how to deal with that person. The course also lets the students talk about their experiences [...]

March 20th, 2019|

Go Make A Difference

GoMakeADifference was created by Colin Habgood and his wife Jill Longson (AC ’81) in 2001, to provide grants to UWC students. This year, we have three projects from UWC Red Cross Nordic that have received the award. 1. Nicolas and Aristide's project is about installing biofil toilets in the school at Ghana, where the waste will go to the schools farm and serve as compost. [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Friluftsveka 2019 in Stryn

In the last 9 days, all first year students got to experience the cold, sunny, challenging and fun feelings of being deep in the mountains – as part of our annual Friluftsveka (Outdoor Week). The students arrived at the cabins near Stryn, many not knowing what the next 4 days would bring. Some were worried that their inexperience on skis would slow down their friends. [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Neil Davis Friluftsliv

An eager, enthusiastic, intrepid (and somewhat unsuspecting) team assembled for this year's "Neil Davis Memorial Friluftsliv" snowcaving trip in Gaularfjell: after 3.5 hrs of sweaty excavating and shovelling in a soft drizzle, a superbly cosy cave emerged complete with sheltered entrance-cooking area. The cuisine included deeply-appreciated and relished porridge & raisins (Dutch & Italian members, rather bizarrely, adding chocolate powder), tomato soup-couscous & noodles and [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Parafootball and Deadline Day

For many years our students have had the pleasure of being involved with football activities in Fjalerhallen under the term "parafootball". This is made in co-operation with the culture section in Fjaler Municpality. Jon Magnus has been a mainstay in this activity over the years. Smiles, hard work and skills at display every week in the season. And the fans are anxious at deadline day for [...]

February 4th, 2019|

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