With extensive skate, scooter and BMX facilities, Tjele Efterskole is the place to be for wheel-obsessed eighth, ninth and tenth-graders. But the school also has many other exciting offers, including the chance to train in table tennis with the assistant coach of Greenland’s national team.

TEXT: SIGNE HANSEN | PHOTOS: TJELE EFTERSKOLE

Founded in 1985, Tjele Efterskole’s main aim is to enable students to “be outstanding”. It does so through an action-packed schedule and focus on health and exercise. “All our students, even those on non-sports programmes, learn about diet and exercise during their time with us,” says principal Kim Hansen.

Though most famous for its skate-, BMX- and scooter facilities, Tjele Efterskole also offers a number of creative subjects, as well as table tennis headed by Michael Jørgensen, who also coaches Greenland’s national team. Another popular subject is e-sport, in which pupils can improve their skills in a range of different games. For youngsters looking to pursue a vocational education, the school offers a unique craftsman class combining academic subjects with vocational skills and apprenticeships. The big range of subjects creates a great variation in ambitions and backgrounds among the school’s 100 pupils. “It’s a very diverse group, and one thing we prioritise is that they learn from each other and their differences. Tolerance is a keyword at Tjele Efterskole,” stresses Hansen.

Main subjects offered at Tjele Efterskole:

Art and design; artisan; animation;scooter; BMX race; author; tabletennis; skateboarding; girl skills;BMX freestyle; e-sport.The school is located in Tjele, about25 minutes from Randers.

Web: www.tjeleefterskole.dk

Facebook: Ta’ Te’ Tjele

Tjele Efterskole: Get a flying start in life

Pupils at Tjele Efterskole can enjoy the school’s outstanding facilities and expertise within subjects such as BMX, skate, e-sport and table tennis.

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