Contact person: Prof. Maria Sköldborn
Tel: +46 463 59 78 03
Gymnasieskolan Spyken, an upper secondary public school for general education founded more than 150 years ago, has a long history of high academic achievement and good results. Our school is situated in the centre of Lund - a university town in the south of Sweden. At the moment we are just above 1,200 students and 110 teachers out of 150 members of staff. The students are in the ages of 15 to 19 years old. The programmes covered are Social sciences, Natural sciences, Humanities, and Arts.
Teachers and staff are highly qualified and our administration is well functioning. At our school, we aim to educate the whole person of each individual student, in order to develop qualifications, skills, and personal qualities needed to successfully face working life and higher education. Students and teachers are equipped with laptops, there are projectors in all classrooms and wifi in all buildings. We have conference rooms for video-meetings. Areas of specific expertise: Human Rights and Sustainable Development. We are a certified Model United Nations' school as well as Young Science Parliament. Every year we send students for the European Youth Parliament and the International Student Leadership Conference and the projects the school is involved with develop constantly. We work actively with the Agenda 2030 goals cross curriculum with three specialised coordinators. We specialize in education for gifted and talented students in Music. Every year there are international student exchanges with schools in France, Germany and Spain. Languages taught are Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish.
In the wake of the young generation’s Friday’s for Future that created a climate engagement amongst our students we see the need to guide this will for participating in change into the classroom. We find it of great importance to work interdisciplinary and over country borders to inspire students to take political action for the environment, on a local as well as a European level. The aim is for the students to gain a deeper insight in the environmental awareness in other European countries. As our school is actively working with the Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we are highly motivated to engage in developing these issues and eager to cooperate with other European schools. We embrace the fact that today’s young generation has the power to lead the way into a climate neutral Europe 2050.