We had decided spontaneously to participate in an UNESCO contest with the aim to develop ideas for a global education on sustainability. Since one of our main worries is the global inequality of men and women, we developed ideas on what impact make-up has in this discussion and came up with sustainable alternatives based on local ingredients. We were chosen to present and promote our idea at the Deutsch-Afrikanische Jugendakademie in Senegal. There we participated in many workshops regarding Sustainability, Global Warming and Gender Equality. The workshops were also partly connected to the arts including film, music and theatre. The aim was to find common ground between two very different cultures and opinions with dedicated Senegalese students and German students.
We spent our time in Kaolack, which is the second largest city in Senegal after the capital Dakar. There we met students from the most populated school in the area, which has about 4600 students and one class can include as many as 80. On the first day we were allowed to walk through the city and our initial feelings were how shocking it was to see such poverty and lack of infrastructure. There were lots of stray animals, mostly goats, roaming around freely. The people showed high amounts of hospitality and compassion incomparable to here. During the workshops we had a few disagreements due to varying opinions and beliefs between the African and Germans. Discussions, professional input and productive project work made our stay an unforgettable experience and we learnt a lot that we could not have learnt in school.
Lilka Palokangas Prohm and Jasmine Brown (both from 10a)
Today's UMUGANDA @ P30 was a great success! Around 40 students and two teachers showed up to clean our school campus. Have a look at the overview of accomplished tasks and the list of participants. Maybe you want to be part UMUGANDA next time: March 11, 2017.
More pictures below!
Some of you may have been a bit disappointed that the yearbook didn’t actually appear at the end of the year and I am sorry. Now I’d like to say we learn from our mistakes. So in order for everything to run sooo much smoother than last year, for me and for everyone else, it would be wonderful if we could stick to deadlines :) So I am already setting some. Here they are:
The Ampelparty on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 was a lot of fun – even though it was drizzling and chilling cold.
After school, home-made cookies, traffic light gummy bears and balloons were given to all students, parents and teachers crossing Hohenzollerndamm at the new pedestrian traffic light.
We are so glad to have a safer situation when crossing the busy street. However, we miss the 30km signs that were taken off in exchange and hope that no one dares to cross the red lights.
Art takes a lot of time – NMS Upper Secondary students from both the Abitur and IB program came to the Art Department at P30 on Nov 20, 2016 between 12pm and 6pm to work on their canvas projects. They enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of the tight daily schedule and worked intensely among experts. The productive situation will be repeated two more times before Christmas.
Der Montag nach den Herbstferien begann dieses Jahr ein wenig anders als sonst. Viele schaurig verkleidete Kinder strömten in ihre Klassen und freuten sich auf einen Schultag mit ein bisschen Halloween Spirit. Gefeiert wurde in den Flex- Klassen, in einigen 3. und 4. Klassen und am Nachmittag wurde von den Pädagogen der 5ten und 6ten Klasse eine Halloween-Party organisiert. Von Grusel-Snacks, Geistergeschichten und bis zu einer Monsterdisko konnten die Kinder miteinander lachen, tanzen und sich ein bisschen gruseln. Insgesamt war die Halloween- Party ein voller Erfolg und für viele Kinder ein schöner Start in die Schulwoche nach den Ferien. Einige Kinder der Klasse 6D haben das erlebte Fest aus ihrer Sicht im Folgenden so beschrieben: