Your schedule will be filled with your chosen primary subjects, but there are also other subjects. Secondary subjects – meaning subjects with only 1-2 lessons a week
We will dig into the engine of the society and the values that bind us together or push us apart. We will look at the values that are motivating you, me and our politicians. How are they formed and how can they change. We will work actively with democracy and citizenship in the local as well as the global society.
Philosophy is also a part of our daily life. We meet it all the time, in the decisions taken by the politicians or the news presented by the media. Freedom and responsibility, as a community and an individual, tradition or revolution, power and resistance, trust and control are all key terms in the political philosophy. We will take a look at the key terms but also how political rhetoric can lead to changes for you and me – or why nothing happens sometimes. We will examine the written and unwritten rules in a democracy and the meaning of the democratic education and political culture. The subject is a secondary subject, and can be chosen independently of your primary subject. Politics and philosophy is two lessons a week.
Flour and water, the simplest elements on the cook’s palette. They can be formed into the fabulous gastronomic delights. The cake, the sweet, the petit fours. The skills involved can seem close to alchemy, but everyone can learn them. And dessert can be the glorious moment of a meal, one of the most remembered bites in a gastronomic dinner, the sweet memory that lingers on the tongue. To use the expression ‘breaking bread’ is to refer back to thousands of years of culture – and to have in mind the Platonic idea of the perfect loaf, the sight and sound and smell of a crust so perfectly baked that the thought already makes your mouth water. It is also the scent of gentle fermentation, that complex and slightly acidic taste, and a whole range of sumptuous textures.
Both breads and desserts involve a host of techniques, and behind both lie very complex sciences. This class will teach enough of those sciences to provide an understanding of the central techniques. The students will develop the skills to allow them to trust their sweet imagination and transform it into new creations.
Examples of subjects covered: ice creams and gelato, the complex science of chocolate, the many faces of an egg, savory desserts, croissants and other folded breads, yeast, sourdough, chemical leavening agents, cakes and mousses. We will also work together with the cooking class to create the desserts and bread for the Gourmet Restaurant Event. Finally, our sweet creations will be served up for the delight of your schoolmates.
Who is that Higgs that has a boson? What the f*** is a boson?! And why is every physicist so excited about it? Do you want to learn more about the human mind and how it works? Have you ever heard about mirror cells? Blind seeing? Do you now that your gut has more neurons than your brain? Do you know how the Earth was formed and what the Big Bang is? Can you see arts in mathematics? Do you want to know why the golden number is coming repeatedly in nature? Science is not about formula and calculation. This is a class where science become art and curiosity, a class where we look at the impact of some scientific discoveries, demystify natural phenomenon’s and develop awareness towards misuse of science and scientific language. This class is not going to transform you into a crazy scientist, but maybe you will see links where you did not before, start talking about the universe like if it was your best friend, and draw fractals-shaped doodles. Maybe you will start looking at the string of your guitar to see how it undulates when you play, maybe you will start gardening just to see how plants and leaves develop their shapes.
Maybe you will try to teach some tricks to your golden fish, and maybe it will not work. And maybe you will remain exactly the same, just a little bit wiser. Welcome to a class where science is accessible and funny. Funny science is only offered in January and February.
A subject where you are combining the outdoor life with practical and creative work with your hands. What about making your own knife or creating an art piece in wood? This is the place.