Afternoon activities

At the German Embassy School the students of grades 5-12 are offered  a wide range of extra-curricular activities from Monday - Friday.

Following a 45 minutes lunch break (during the break a warm luncheon is being served) the students can choose among various activities in the fields of music, arts, sports and science.

By the end of each school year the new annual program for the following school year is compiled and introduced to our students and their parents. Thus we are able to commence all activities after the summer holidays on the first day back at school. The activities are mostly free of charge. During the second term we continue the program, possibly with slight variations.

 

 

Homework Club

The school offers chargeable homework club for all secondary I school students from 14:00 until 15:30 from Mondays to Thursdays. The registration takes place together with the choice of the working groups. So a combination of homework help and CCA offers can be selected.

Robotics AG

Like many children my age I love to build lego and this is why I registered for the robotics CCA. While registering I was not 100% clear what to expect in this CCA. During our 90 minutes class the students can develop and program alone a lego robot. That sounds difficult but we are children from lower and higher grades. We have the choice to develop a robot on our own or to use a manual. You can do it alone or in a group. The CCA mentor is Mr. Leidinger. There is a larger variety what the robot can do. The robot I built so far was able to drive, shoot and speak. If I get stuck sometimes, I take advice from my fellow participants. I really like the CCA and have already built and programmed 3 robots.

Yohaan Shivhare

Climbing CCA

The children of the climbing CCA go together by bus to Boulderbox. The CCA is for 3 hours and out of this we can climb for 1,5 hours. Together we can try out various routes. We help each other to complete the difficult routes. By watching each other we can also learn. During the first hour we have a coach, who answers all our questions. Mr. Wildfang, the CCA mentor is always with us. I am already climbing for 3 years and I am very happy that I can follow my hobby now also in a school CCA. I like climbing because I feel how I improve my climbing skills and I feel proud when I manage a difficult route.

Yohaan Shivhare

Eine Welt AG

"Eine Welt" is an extracurricular activity where we discuss problems in the world, such as: racism, climate change, etc.

To begin the lesson we make tea and then we watch or listen to the news at the beginning of the lesson, after which we discuss some topics that appear on the news. Then we write an article about these topics and put them on the bulletin board.

"Eine Welt" is a great CCA and is a lot of fun.

Rhea Bankemper

Robotics AG/ HPI-Online-Workshop

In three of our February meetings coworkers of the HPI-Cloud tought the students of the robotics extra curricular activity some basics in coding, i.e. in the computer language ‚Python‘.

The event happened online. Contents have been variables as numbers, string or even boolean variables and their handling.

In the last session it was about input/output and structures of controlling.

Here are some impressions from the course:

Table Tennis CCA

We took part in the table tennis club because we want to learn the sport and play against other children. Mr. Mösinger is our teacher and teaches us all strokes. If we need help, he would always help us.

What we have learned so far:

So far we have played against each other and also played the game Emperor (this is a game where you play against one, so to speak, the Emperor and the Emperor plays against the two citizens. The Emperor has 5 lives and the citizens have 3 lives). That was great fun.

We learned the following strokes: topspin, chop, counter, and in the last time also services and the flip, gradually we are getting better..

Working group creative writing

Together or alone, with or without guidance, we write stories, diaries, love letters, recipes, ... and everything else that absolutely needs to be written down.

For this purpose we meet every Tuesday in the 8th lesson.

Sometimes we do research on the internet, sometimes we just need to have a long chat, while others retire to write because there's a great story... well, just come around.

Parkour CCA

Since I joined the DSND in the second grade I went to the parkour AG. Due to corona the CCA could not take place for a while, but I am happy that Mr. V´s CCA is back. I am now in the sixth grade and I still like the CCA as much as before, because we always get to learn and try out new things. At the school festival we have the chance to show what we can do. We get to impress the parents with flips, round off’s, hand stands, tuck jumps and back handsprings.

Yohaan

Theater CCA

Since I joined the DSND in the second grade I went to the parkour AG. Due to corona the CCA could not take place for a while, but I am happy that Mr. V´s CCA is back. I am now in the sixth grade and I still like the CCA as much as before, because we always get to learn and try out new things. At the school festival we have the chance to show what we can do. We get to impress the parents with flips, round off’s, hand stands, tuck jumps and back handsprings.

Yohaan

Taekwondo CCA

I take part in Taekwondo CCA for many years now and know quite a few things. The first lessen Mr. Kumar teaches us is that we do not learn Taekwondo to attack someone but to protect ourselves. At the beginning of the year we get a white uniform. Everyone starts with the white belt and at the end of every year we have to pass an exam to get the next belt. The first level is yellow and the best you can achieve after years is the black belt. I like the CC because we always lean something new and especially discipline.

Yohaan Shivhare

Sport CCA

The sport CCA was conducted by Mrs Spangenberg and her son Robin. We were allowed to choose the games during the cooler season. We played basketball, soccer and volleyball. We practiced the different techniques and because our group was very small we played only a few matches. During the hot season we swim. The sport CCA helps me to improve my marks for sports because I am getting the chance to practice things we did in class . I like to play games during recess which I can continue during sports CCA.

 

Yohaan

CCA School Band

 

The school band is an integral part of every DSND school event, from theatre plays to board exam ceremony. We have rehearsal every Monday afternoon and try our hands on western music, pop and rock. Under Mrs. Demeyere's observant and critical eyes we turn from hobby musicians to real musicians, never losing our passion for music. Did you get curious? We are always ready to jam, come over, join us. We are looking forward to your participation.

CCA Art and Camera

 

The Art and Camera AG is existing in this form for the first year, except techniques for camera, photo shootings, writing a film script and attempts to make movies, many students also painted intensively, especially in the premises of the school itself by painting flying elements in the upper section of the second floor.

Younger students had a special interest, to make a never ending spontaneous film, to create helmets made out of plaster for carnival or to create objects in clay. Furthermore drawing and painting techniques have been studied and applied very accurately.

All in all the AG is an important creative and artistic offer, that is welcomed by the students and furthermore serves the school in supporting as far as possible the documentation of events.