"...IB in Nyborg was exactly what I was looking for"
“As soon as I visited the school and experienced the environment and the teaching in English, I knew that IB in Nyborg was exactly what I was looking for…”, says Charles Burns, who finds it inspiring that everything in the IB programme is conducted in English.
- I am grateful that I’ve found Nyborg Gymnasium where everyone is openminded and accepts you for who you are. It is both a strong academic and social environment, states Charles who has different views on the world through his upbringing in Denmark with a Spanish mother and an English/Danish father:
- Even in pre-IB, all subjects were taught in English, and it soon became a natural part of everyday life. In pre-IB, you are introduced to a bit of everything and later in the IB, you choose your own subjects – and I love the subjects I’ve chosen.
They really make every day an interesting day. The fascinating thing about the IB programme is the fact that it is the same programme across the globe. This means that I have the same opportunities as students in Singapore, Africa or the USA. I have also realised that being an IB student requires a certain level of responsibility because once the exams are here, I am all alone with the papers in front of me.
Body, mind and the social life
- With the IB programme, you have plenty of opportunities to choose further education abroad. Every subject that you follow will prepare you for this, and you end up developing important academic and social skills. For instance, through CAS (which is an acronym for Creativity, Activity and Service) which is a central part of the IB programme, he explains and continues:
- With CAS, you constantly challenge yourself to reflect on what you’re doing, your personal goals and aims as well as helping yourself by helping others. This is sometimes included in our subjects, like Visual Arts, and I think that my CASproject will be an exhibition on refugees where the profit will be donated to charity.
“… a great environment, where you feel right at home”
- Socially, you meet a lot of different people in the IB, and you get a lot of new friends. During a break, I often catch myself thinking “… wow, I am chilling with a group of 30 people from across the world…”. This is definitely one of the advantages with a community like this, where everyone is friendly and openminded and gives you space to let you be who you are, Charles says enthusiastically before he concludes:
- You will find an international environment at Nyborg Gymnasium, which is a unique thing that you probably won’t find at other schools. And it is becoming even bigger, expanding to become a campus with even more people and educations. But even hough it is getting bigger, you will still be able to find a great environment where you feel right at home.