In the Upper Secondary, you will have plenty of opportunities to mix and integrate across the classes and shape the environment in the school. You can run for the Student Council, create a committee on a topic you care about or you can join one of the many committees and activities already organised by the students. We have also planned an exciting introduction programme for you in S5 and you will be able to go abroad on a study trip in S6.
The Upper secondary Student Council is the voice of the students on all issues pertaining to student life and is also a way for the students to develop their leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. In addition to planning events that contribute to the student’s sense of community, the Student Council has been really involved in the upstart of the school helping shape the physical, learning and social environment of the school, including the creation of the many student committees.
Student Clubs and Committees
After School PE
The purpose of the After School PE Club is educational as well as social. We meet for an hour and a half of sports or social activities every week. It can be sports we’ve never tried before or sports we already know and enjoy but want to get better at.
ATU (Akademiet for Talentfulde Unge)
In ATU, you have an opportunity to develop and challenge yourself in new areas. ATU is a diploma programme after school involving presentations, workshops and projects working with leading academics, researchers, and companies. The students in the ATU say that they enjoy learning about new topics that are not usually discussed in school and meeting other people, who are interested in the same issues as they are.
The party committee organises all kinds of parties and gatherings for the S5 and S6 students at the school. The aim is to create strong relationships between the students and bring students together across classes and year levels. The party committee has a lot of fun planning events and make sure the parties they organise are well-planned, fun and inclusive for everyone.
Theatre and Musical Group
The Theatre and Musical Group is a great place for the students who want to express themselves creatively. The students in the Theatre and Musical Group are planning to put on their first play in the forthcoming year.
Model United Nations (MUN)
MUN is a simulation of the United Nations, where you can learn about democracy, diplomacy and international relations. Students around the world participate. The MUN group at ESCPH is currently preparing for BIGMUN Conference in February 2022 with a lot of interesting debates e.g. on free speech, vegetarian vs non-vegetarian food in the canteen, etc. MUN is a great opportunity for you to develop your public speaking, critical thinking and negotiation skills.
The goal of the sustainability committee is to promote change from an environmental perspective addressing matters such as recycling, biodiversity, sustainable transport, and other global topics. The students have created a set of sustainable policies to help minimize our carbon footprint and the plan is to integrate them in the students’ everyday life and organise an annual Climate Day.
In the assembly committee, students can present important information and topics. The assembly group organises and presents an assembly every 6 weeks. In between, they plan ideas and collect information from various teachers and groups to present. It is a good opportunity to improve your public speaking and communication. You can also talk about you interests and ideas or help others communicate to the rest of the student body.
Social Media Committee
The aim of the SoMe Committee is to promote the school and showcase all the amazing learning and social activities in the school to students, staff, parents, and prospective new students. The SoMe committee produces content for the school’s official Instagram account and also creates posters and other materials to encourage student participation in upper secondary events and activities.
The book club is for students who are interested in reading and would like to participate in something social around books. The students meet in a café, restaurant or at school to discuss books, stories, authors.
Photos: Ulrik Brasch and Andrea Hoffmann