Nurturing Talent at Grenaa Gymnasium
We have extra challenges ready for you if you are ready to take them on.
Talent development is for you if you are especially gifted and/or motivated. During a talent development programme you meet other students your age, who are also gifted and motivated. Talent development activities can be:
- programmes or one day seminars at Grenaa Gymnasium
- programmes or one day seminars at other gymnasiums, universities, science centres and business companies
- national and international competitions.
Willing and able to speed up and go far?
The Academy for Talented Youth (Akademiet for Talentfulde Unge, ATU) might be for you if you: • Are a quick learner in most subjects • Like to learn • Have a good ability for creative and critical thinking • Are ready to give the Academy high priority
The Academy offers you:
• Subject matter challenges and inspiration • Preparation for an academic career • To meet with scholars in all main areas of science • To meet some of this country’s most innovative companies • An opportunity to get acquainted with like-minded students your age.
• Attend monthly lectures • Attend workshops • Attend the summer camp Karoline explains about the Academy
• Head of school Helene Bendorff Kristensen must recommend you • You must write an application The procedure for applications start each year in September
Contact talent development coordinator Kasper Severinsen
Learn how to write by writing yourself
Here is an opportunity if you’d like to learn how to write and express yourself creatively in words.
This course gives you:
- Ideas to get started
- Feedback on your texts
- A sense of community with others your age who share an interest in writing
Creative writing gives you extra energy for your school work! Creative Writing is for you if you would like to write. It is not important if you have been writing a lot, a little or nothing at all.
Creative Writing is organized and led by teacher Rikke Gade Johansen and poet Ian Lukins
Interested? Sign up through Lectio or contact Rikke Gade Johansen.
Being Clever is Being Cool
If you are curious and dedicated and would like to be challenged academically, perhaps Junior Talent is for you.
This programme is for secondary students and includes five full-day seminars. It is hosted by Grenaa Gymnasium.
Contact your class teacher
The National Championship in Languages (DM i Sprog) is a contest for all students of German, French and Spanish at secondary and upper-secondary levels.
There are two rounds and you participate together with the rest of your class. In the first round you have to answer questions concerning grammar and political, social and cultural aspects of countries where the language is spoken. This round is internet-based and takes place during a lesson. The five best teams nationally continue to the finals.
Contact your teacher in German, French or Spanish
Science Club is for you who is interested in natural sciences.
Who can join?
The members of the club are students at Grenaa Gymnasium and they decide upon and plan the activities.
What are the options?
Your choice of activities is not limited to areas of natural science covered by the subjects that you might attend as part of your IB, STX or HF programme.
The school’s subject teachers in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, geography, geology and astronomy will be happy to help if required.
Test your experiments
Joining the Science Club is also a good idea if you want to test experiments prior to your Internal Assessment projects or if you choose to do your Extended Essay in a science subject.
Examples of Science Club activities
The Orange Canon: By creating a high pressure it is possible to give an orange a long range. Investigate the significance of pressure and angle for maximum range.
How can you measure your general health condition? By determining in detail your BMI, body fat percentage, pulse at rest and blood pressure.
Freediving: How does one best hold one’s breath for a long time and improve at it? Trip to University of Aarhus to attend a lecture
Contact Talent Coordinator Kasper Severinsen
Have you considered further education at university level?
If your answer to this question is no, then perhaps Subuniversity is for you.
Subuniversity is for you who is the talented within science, the arts or business and social sciences, but it is uncertain about what it takes and what it is like to study at a university.
Maybe there is no tradition in your familiy for studying at university level. Maybe you are uncertain about job opportunities after e.g. four or five yearsof Engineering, History or English Studies.
SubUniversity is a mentor-based project at Aarhus University for Sixth Form students in Region Midt.
As a participant you will become part of a mentor group consisting of app. 15 Sixth Form Students and two mentors who are students at Aarhus University.
The programme includes four full-day seminars at Aarhus University.
Your mentors will tell you about what it is like and what it takes to be a university student.
They will do their best to answer any questions you might have.
You also get to experience teaching at the university within a field of research that interests you.
How do you apply for SubUniversity?
To apply for admission at SubUniversity you need to be nominated by one of your teachers and Head of School. Together you will fill in an application form.
A chance to have a work of yours exhibited at the townhall in Copenhagen
The annual Ungdommmens Vårsalon (The Youth Spring Exhibition) offers you the possibility of having one or several of your works created in Visual Arts selected for exhibition.
The first exhibition is in neighbouring town Rønde, where the best works are selected for the exhibition in Aarhus, and here the best works are selected for the grand final exhibition at the townhall in Copenhagen.
Every year students from Grenaa Gymnasium participates all the way to Copenhagen, and of course that includes a trip there for the exhibition preview. Read about the 2019 Ungdommens Vårsalon experience
Contact Visual Arts teacher Lars Sand Kirk