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How to become a composer? How to write an opera? How much time does it take? How does an idea develop? German composer Detlev Glanert gave answers to all those questions when he visited the BCS Music class in 11th grade. He brought not only the printed score of his latest opera “Oceane” that was recently premiered at Deutsche Oper Berlin – he also brought some sketches. In this way our students could learn how an initial inspiration takes its final shape.

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On Wednesday, May 15th Berlin Cosmopolitan School hosted its second inter-school Geography Bee with guests from Dresden International School and Berlin Brandenburg International School. Each school was represented by a team of four geography experts, which competed to answer questions about the political geography of Germany, Europe and the Americas.

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Having prepared for the last couple of weeks, each social studies class selected two representatives – based on their knowledge of political geography – to compete in the school-wide Geography Bee (grades 6-10) today. For the main event in the assembly hall, with their classmates cheering and playing along from the audience, students were tested on their knowledge of:

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