Fana Upper Secondary School
Winner of the Holberg Prize School Project
Fana Upper Secondary School won the Holberg Prize School Project 2009. Rosenvilde Upper Secondary School got second place and Vadsø Upper Secondary School got third place.
First Place to Fana upper secondary school
Karianne Haarklau, Silje Natlandsmyr and Marthe Brun chose to research the film adaptions of novels because they like to read books and watch movies themselves. Their report was titled: "Filmatisering av romaner"
Does film adaptions of novels lead to increased love of reading?, the students ask themselves. Contrary to what they expected, the students found that the participants in their study read few books, and that the film adaptions of novels do not significantly cause the participants (high school students) to want to read more. Clear gender differences were also found in their study; girls read more than boys and are generally more positive about reading books than boys are.
The prize of NOK 15,000 was awarded by Minister of Education Kristin Halvorsen, and winner of the Holberg's Prize, Ian Hacking, at Bergen Cathedral School, Wednesday, November 25, 2009.
Second Place to Rosenvilde upper secondary school
Emilie Brostigen from Rosenvilde upper secondary school came second with her project titled: "Hvert skritt teller!".
Third Place to Vadsø upper secondary school
The students Ruben Amble Hirsti, Maiken Hay, Anders Mækelæ, Kristin Gaski Brevik and Lise Rimala from Vadsø upper secondary school came third in the Holberg Prize School Project.Their project was titled: "Mortensnes - mer enn bare et nes".
The Holberg Prize School Project
20 upper secondary schools and more than 800 students from all over Norway participate in the Holberg Prize School Project each year. The students are assisted by scholars and the projects are integrated into their regular curriculum. Three research projects are awarded prizes of NOK 30,000, NOK 20,000 and NOK 10,000, respectively.
The finalists are announced in mid May and the School Project Award Ceremony is held during the Holberg Week in early June each year.