With excitement and curiosity we face the change which lies in going from being an individual to becoming a community, where the smile is often the shortest distance between us.
Head of Administration
Not a single day is the same at Nordfyns Højskole. All those different people bring their own animation and peculiarity. The amazing thing is when it starts to take shape and it becomes one community.
International Coordinator and Teacher
I love the meeting with every single student and to explore their world. When our worlds collide can we create a common space where there is room for wonder and reflection. That is the main purpose of being a folk high school teacher.
Communications officer and Teacher
For me there is no better feeling than the feeling of creating something together. The magic happens when ideas meet, grows and become reality - become more than the individual who thought them.
Accountant and School Secretary
To work a place where there is diversity. All are equals and there is room for differences. A community where you become a part of something special, and where the individual can see one self and one's work in a greater context.
To start as a student at Nordfyns Højskole is like sitting in a lifeboat at rough seas. It is a privilege both to be the sea, the storm and the lifeboat and to be standing there with the student when the sun breaks through and there is land in sight. When "I" becomes "We".
The folk high school miracle is when a student comes and uses the peculiar rooms of freedom, people-meetings and professionalism. When the student experience that life becomes greater together with others, that commitment in a professionalism gives courage for life and that freedom and obligation go hand in hand - indeed, then we have the life changing miracle. Let the miracle become everyday food.
The contact to our food, nature and ourselves is constantly challenged by our busy and modern life. For me the most important is that we come back to our roots and find the core of what is really important to ourselves, our community and our nature.
We are experts in humans. Humans from all around the world from all classes of society and with different expectations. We celebrate the diversity and believe that everyone can contribute with something to the community - that is our folk high school
The most amazing thing about working at NFHS is to be witness to how friendships evolve across culture, age and functional level. As well as being a part of a totally unique community that arise when people have the time, desire and freedom to be together without prejudices and alienated rules and standards.
Exercise and health are alpha omega for me. My life and my approach to the students. The physical state. The mental state of mind. Are all driving forces and center of attention in my meeting with the student, and to see them evolve through exercise can change their life. And to go from - Jeg can't to I can.
I love diversity, curiosity and openness - and the small quantum leaps that happen when both individual and the community get space. In that way we make life greater together.
To be a folk high school teacher is to be a gardener in the souls garden, where happiness is to see the light glow from the students eyes and to see them bloom in their own bloom.
The best thing about the folk high school is the diversity where everyone can contribute with something and no one can do everything at once. An unpredictable weekday with all sorts of happiness and challenges where people meet and joins different communities, where friendships happen that last longer then just for tomorrow and where it is okay to be exactly who you are.
A cooked dish contains different ingrediens and never has the same taste. If the folk high school life was a cooked dish then the students are the ingredients. Because every semester there are different people and not one semester is alike, but it always comes with a new and exciting "taste". Yes, I work in the kitchen.
The best thing by being at the folk high school is to see all the big changes that happen in such short period of time. As well as being a part of something - a community.
NFHS is a nice place to be. There is space for everyone no matter who or what you are, where you come from or which set of skills you have. A lovely place.
No one can do everything, everyone can do something. Do you find your way, you will become more rich, see the difference, experience the development, the right choice, gives life a purpose.
I have been on this folk high school for many years. People from the whole world with their own identities (age, looks, professionalism, fat thin, healthy and believe in one self) Yes, a folk high school is something you should try! I call it - enrichen your life!
NFHS needs to be experienced, you come to the folk high school with so great diversity and openness. See new friendships arise across differences and see all grow when one's world becomes bigger.
I love the folk high school life because there is room for all kinds of differences.