When the school day ends, your free time life at Høgtun begins and there is so much to do! Since Høgtun is not located in a big city, there is a lot of activity at the school itself. This creates a very positive and including school environment.
In addition to it being very social and exciting to live in the same place as almost 100 other students, it is also very good for your personal development to be a part of this community. At Høgtun there is a lot of activities in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. Volleyball, football and badminton are very popular, just like the pool table and the pianos. And the swimming club “Hakkende tann” takes three swims in the sea every month – no matter how cold it is! The knitting club “Strikkende pinne” meets once every week for some knitting, crocheting and maybe some coffee and sweets. You can also learn to walk on a slack line, bake something nice, play the guitar or stay up late playing board games – all of this is life at Høgtun. And your interests, personality and skills will contribute positively to this school environment.
There is often a wide range of activities in the evenings. Choir, cinema, café, tournaments, game nights and discussion groups are just a few of those. On Sunday evenings we also have “Kvilepuls”, a Christian-inspired meeting where one of the teachers will have a prayer and you will have some time to rest and think. The activities in the evenings are all voluntary, except for the student shows on Saturdays – but you would not want to miss out on those anyway! It is often the highlight of the week, arranged by the students themselves. It is a good opportunity to make use of your creative and acting skills.
We dare to say that you will hardly find another school with such good sports and outdoor facilities as Høgtun. In addition there are a lot of facilities for creative activities and many common rooms.
The training gyms
Torvikbukt's gym is located at Høgtun and consists of four different rooms for condition and strength training. Here you will find treadmills, a rowing machine, indoor bikes, strength and exercise devices and free weights. All the facilities are free to use for our students.
Gjemneshallen is the communal sports gym which is about 400 meters away from Høgtun. Høgtun sometimes uses it for its classes, but it can also be used in free time. It has the perfect size for handball games. Sports classes often use Gjemneshallen for hockey, badminton, football and handball. The hall also contains a new and modern climbing wall which Høgtun uses a lot. The climbing wall is also sometimes open in the evenings. The building also has an indoor shooting range.
Frisbee golf field
A new frisbee golf field is being set up in the town. Many of the holes are already set up and close to Høgtun – so you just have to step out of your door to start playing!
Going for a run
Høgtun is located in a little town with lots of running and hiking opportunities. A lot of the trails around Høgtun can be used for cycling, horse riding, running, etc. Høgtun is also surrounded by a lot of mountains. If you want to go for a hike, you can just start from Høgtun and walk up to mountain tops at 600 to 1000 meters above sea level within a few hours.
In addition to the music room there is also the café stage which is often used for jamming and band practices. You can also find some pianos at Høgtun that students can freely use in their free time. Høgtun has an active music scene and there are in-house concerts in the café almost every week.