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Student life

Life at a folk high school – the sky is the limit

Our biggest task as a folk high school is to let creativity flow. When there is no pressure from exams or grades you can apply yourself without constraints. Let passion and commitment guide a common goal, and you have the opportunity to learn new sides of yourself – to go places you’ve never been before. During the course stay you will have the time to realize your potential and connect with others around you. You will enter into discussions with and about the unknown and unexpected. Values and ideals are up for a debate. You learn to differentiate and appreciate these lessons through exchanges with others. The values and conflicts of modern society will become clearer. Passion and will, immersion and contemplation, imagination and creativity – these are qualities Krogerup Folk High School cherishes and puts before notions of superficiality, haste and indifference.

A day at Krogerup Folk High School

At Krogerup you share your everyday and special events with young people from Denmark and all around the world. As well as attend classes, you will eat and sleep at the school.

Officially the day starts at 8 AM in the dining hall, where there is a breakfast buffet until 8.45. At 8.45, students and teachers meet up for assembly and song. There is roll call and we go over the schedule for the day. Some days there is a lecture, hall meeting or joint meeting at assembly. Democratic practice is a key component of everyday life here at Krogerup.

After assembly there is cleaning duty and subsequently classes. Cleaning communal areas and doing the dishes is mandatory.
Lunch is served at 12.30 and at 2 PM classes resume – either your main subject or an elective.

NB: Krogerup Folk High School is a school with an international outlook and has students from all around the world. As such, many of the joint activities, like morning assembly and a number of electives, will be held in English.

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Student productions

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The Blackout Ministry

Mørklægningsministeriet (The Blackout Ministry) is a campaign protesting the new public administration law. We want to portray the absurdity of the law through satire and irony.

Our focus has been on the two paragraphs 24 and 27, and we are fighting for a public administration law that excludes them. We want a democracy that is built on transparency, where the citizen has access, insight, control and an opportunity to partake in the proceedings.

By performing as The Blackout Ministry we want to portray the absurdity of the new law and show how democratically elected politicians isolate themselves from the people by robbing them of the opportunity to gain insight, e.g. the legislation process.

Is the folk high school for me?

We think it is, and we hope this has given you a good insight into life at Krogerup! But if you have the opportunity, you are more than welcome to come visit the folk high school and experience it first hand. You will get a chance to talk to teachers and students about what it is like to be a student at Krogerup. You can even attend classes and spend the night, if you need a fuller in-depth experience. Call the office to schedule an appointment at (+45) 49 19 03 80.

If you are not in a position to experience Krogerup personally, you can always go to our Facebook page and check out some of the social activities students and visitors attend throughout the year.

The rooms

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Aktiviteter

Classes begin right after breakfast and cleaning. Lectures, hallway meetings or joint meetings may follow – this is democracy in action at Krogerup.

Lunch is served at 12.30 and your classes will continue from 2 and last ’til 4.30 PM.

NB: Krogerup Folk High School has many international students and as such many of the activities, e.g. the morning assembly, will be in English.

… you are free to practice your interests. You can play music, ping-pong, chess, fussball, surf the web, chat by the fireplace and so on. We also offer regular events for you to partake in:

Mandag: Choir
Tirsdag: Krogerup Café
Onsdag: Activity Night
Torsdag: Documentary or movie night
Fredag: Open stage
Lørdag: Event or party
Søndag: Sunday Fireplace

(Mandatory)

Every Tuesday from 8 PM to 10 PM we invite a guest from a political field – ministers, researchers, journalists, activists – or from the artistic scene – a jazz musician, a poet, a political rapper, an author, dancer or a band – to give a lecture/performance in their area of expertise.

Former guests include radio- and TV-host Huxi Bach; journalist and author Clement Kjersgaard; Baobab Sisters; the former Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard and author Andrea Hejlskov. Check out the calendar for future events.

Students and teachers might go on day-excursions to visit places or people relevant to your courses or electives.

This includes among other lectures in Copenhagen, visits to Parliament, film showings, art exhibitions etc.

Maybeats is a student run festival at Krogerup where we turn the manor house surroundings into a festival area for a weekend in May.

Sometimes Krogerup is asked to house international guests for short periods of time. Most often it is associations with a democratic or cultural aim, working in collaboration with a Danish organization.

We have had visits from 11 Palestinians and 10 NGOs from Eastern Europe, and 100 youth politicians and NGOs from around the world. This often turns out to be a very productive cultural encounter for visitors and students alike. A stay like this usually lasts 1-3 days.

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