Elsinore's municipal Ungdomsskole (”Youth school”, in practice a youth club) has two departments in Espergærde and Elsinore. It is a social, cultural and academic meeting place for hundreds of youths. The youth club is especially known for its musical.
”§ 1. The youth club aims to give youths the opportunity to strengthen and improve their abilities. It tries to prepare them for life in the society as a whole, contribute to their lives, and evolve their interest and abilities so they can properly participate in a democratic society.”
Thus the youth club’s role is defined by the law. Translated into modern English, the club offers both education in classic fields such as English, math and art. But also the chance for young men to create a man’s dinner, for those who want to ”make an epic meal”, and there is a Glim & Glam-course for girls, who wants to create girly accessories for the year 2012.
I walk in the sun
The sun is about to catch up to me
The birds have begun singing again
The white cloth in the city is nearly gone
And the joy in the air is almost contagious
Translation based on a poem by Nanna Rasmussen, who went to the youth club’s writer’s workshop in 2010-2011.
Elsinor’es municipal youth club is a leisure time offer for the 13-20 year olds in Elsinore municipality. There is a department in Espergærde, one in Elsinore and a department with motor activities in Kvistgård. The youth club started in 1956 in Elsinore and 1963 in Espergærde.