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Hi! My name is Ulrik, and this is my student blog. My posts will be based on tasks and subjects given to the class by my English teacher Ann. I am currently in my third year at Sandvika High School, Norway.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Butterfly Circus

In our class this week we watched this: http://thebutterflycircus.com/short-film/ short film, created byJoshua Weigel andRebekah Weigel. The movie tells the story of a traveling circus, led by circus director Mendez, in the US, during the hard 1930s. When stopping by another circus' carnival, they meet a man with no limbs, named Will(played by Nick Vujicic). He his the main attraction, presented at a freak. After meeting Mendez, Will decides to leave the show, and join Mendez. However, Mendez does not want him to perform as a freak, but as himself. By accident, Will learns how to swim, and this becomes part of his new act where he jumps from a pole, down into a water tank.

The point of this movie, is to show that all people deserves a chance. Will's life probably got saved by Mendez and his circus. Instead of being laughed at, he got to do something that made people look up to him. He was no longer a freak, but a talent. This is something that's often forgotten in our society. All people are the same, and everyone should be given a chance, 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hi again!

Aight.. So this is my second year at Sandvika High, and this year I have chosen many of my new subjects. So, in addition to the mandatory subjects, I will learn History and Philosophy, Politics and Human Rights, and of course, more English! This also means that I will start writing on this blog again, which is great!

So for this years first post, we have been given the task to write about "Being young in Norway, an my expectations for this school year".
I could write about young people in general, but that would be like "we go to school, some of us work, and we hang out with friends", which of course could be interesting, but I will write a little bit about my life as a young person in Norway as well. 

I live not far from Oslo with my family, or my two families that is, since my parents are divorced. I am 17 years old, and to be honest life is going great! In my spare time I do hang out with friends, but I am also practicing archery, and I am active in politics. In few weeks there will be an election here in Norway, so I am quite busy in the weekends with political work. But, I don't think most young people in Norway are doing what I am doing, so I am hardly a part of the norm. But who is, right? I mean, Norwegian youth are doing everything from just hanging out with friends, playing soccer, to politics. Personally I think being young in Norway is great!
This summer I was in Crete, and at my party's political summer camp, which was awesome(short summary). Unlike many countries in Europe Norway is doing it well economically, which means Norwegians travels all around the world during our summer vacation. But, now the vacation is over, and it's back to school! I think this year will be great, and filled with exiting days and really interesting subjects. I am looking forward to it, and my expectations are high!