ENGERDAL
A true nature-paradise Engerdal is home to pristine glacial lakes, virgin
forests and ancient hills. We in Engerdal welcome all who wish to share the beauty, the calm and the drama of nature with us.  Engerdal is one of the few municipalities in Norway that is a designated National Park Municipality. A nature-wonderland Engerdal offers year round outdoor activities for the nature enthusiast. Home to three large lakes including Norway’s third largest lake, Femund, and with scores of rivers and tarns – the waters in Engerdal teem with trout, pike, perch and grayling. Norway’s southernmost population of the Sami people reside in Engerdal and still practice reindeer herding so be prepared to come across the occasional herd of wild reindeer grazing by the roadside.
The Femundsmarka National Park is also part of Engerdal Municipality.
Engerdal is a safe and nurturing place to grow up. We have a central school at Engerdalssetra and schools in the hamlets of Sømådal. We also have two kindergardens which serve all pre-school children throughout the municipality.
Commerce: Agriculture, forestry and tourism are important
industries. As the world discovers all that Engerdal has to offer the building of mountain cabins and holiday resorts has also become a fast-developing industry.
Culture: The Culture School located at Engerdalsaetra is the centre of cultural activities for young and old alike. Several voluntary societies and organisations also offer a wide-range of cultural programmes and arrangements throughout the year.
Sports and Outdoors : Engerdal is the ideal place for anyone who enjoys sport and the physicality of the great outdoors. We are a prime ski destination with over ? kms. of cross country ski-tracks. During spring and summer Engerdal offers angling, canoeing, trekking, horse riding and camping opportunities. Hunting is a popular sport in the autumn.
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EBUS” is located in the middle of the nature, in Engerdal, a rural mountain area with 2 important national parks( Femundsmarka & Gutulia) in the Eastern part of Norway, near the Swedish boarder. Our institution has a general primary school(6 – 13 years)- and a general secondary school departement(14 – 16 years). Our school has 172 pupils, and 27 employees.
The central purpose of the school community is the intellectual, moral, physical and social education of the pupils. Our community seeks to create an inclusive atmosphere in which pupils can feel safe and confident  in each other. The school is commited to respect the dignity of the pupil with her/his background, traditions and beliefs:valuing the potential of each and encouraging the strong to support the weak. We are also commited to: Enabling the pupil develop a healthy self-image and form positive relationships with others through both practical & theoretical activities; Encouraging the pupil to develop a sense of creativity and of collaboration with others through outdoor activities and international/multicultural cooperation.
We also want to develop better and more motivating teaching methods for foreign languages and multicultural understanding by bringing new technologies into the classroom through an increasing use of ICT (Information Communications Technology).
We believe that our participation in this project fits the needs of our institution: Encouraging pupils to develop communication, digital, civic and interpersonal competences, thus rendering them responsible, competitive and self-confident in an ever changing environment; Learning to be more flexible and tolerant in meeting with other cultures, mediated by international cooperation;
Understanding their role as active citizens responsible for cherishing their local nature and cultural identity as well as being aware of, and accepting the other’s similar values and diversity will help them to feel included in the European community; Increasing the motivation to learn and to get an active role in the school curricular and extracurricular;The frequent use of ICT combined with English language, Natural science and practical outdoor activities will enhance our pupils’ and teachers’ computing and foreign language skills besides the theoretical understanding through outdoor activities by using the local nature, which will render them more capable of understanding the European diversity, with its differences and similarities.