Seoul: Robots on the loose!

Third and fourth graders become engineers on Thursday afternoons. The topic today are touch sensors. „Where do you find them in everyday life?”, asks the teacher of the extra-curricular activity. Many children raise their arm; some are very excited and shout that they want to give the answer. I learn that touch sensors are used […]

Dublin: Human Rights class

Today the human rights class is held by to law students from the University College Dublin. They talk about human rights and prisons.

Cairo: Junior elections

The BHS-Cairo has also participated in the Junior Elections for the Bundestag. During these elections the student representative was elected too. Students from 10th grade prepared the elections and staffed the electoral proceedings. This exercise was not only interesting for the teachers and students of the German School: no less than four media outlets- two […]

Seoul: Mapping the World

I see maps of the world and of Germany at different locations in the school. Different such ‘mappings of the world’ hang in the hallways as well as in the classroom: climate maps, political maps as well as a sticker with the slogan “world tour” that shows different means of traveling as well as the […]

Seoul: Regional dynamics through Sports

Since today’s first long break, a big monitor in the lobby shows photos of pupils who represented the school at the East Asia Games last week. This year, the games took place in Hong Kong. Every two years, pupils of German Schools Abroad in East Asia meet and compete in individual and team sports.   […]

Cairo: A portrait of the Headmaster

Wolfgang Selbert has been Headmaster of the German School Beverly Hills Cairo since 2016. He studied German, History and Latin and has been teaching grammar schools (Gymnasien) in Germany and abroad since 1998. In 2002, he came to Cairo for the first time to lead the German Protestant High School in Cairo, then he headed […]

Cairo: Müllstadt-project = student engagement and religious diversity

Since 2014, students from the BHS-Cairo have been supporting the “Müllstadt E.V.” association, which supports people in a waste suburb of Cairo. The students organize fundraisers and visit the community center sponsored by the association, a schooling center, and a kindergarten. Waste from the southern part of the metropolis is collected in this quarter. The […]

Seoul: Multiperspectivity and colonial history

Today, the ninth graders talk about the so-called ‘Berlin Africa conference’ of 1884/85. The headline is “scramble for Africa” and the pupils take first the perspective of colonial powers and their respective interests. Afterwards they write a diary entry from the perspective of someone suppressed by the colonial powers. History is one of the bilingual […]