From May 23 to 26, the European Parliament will be elected for the ninth time in Europe. In Germany, citizens will be invited to the polling stations this Sunday, May 26. Last week, young people under the age of 18 were able to take part in the U18 European elections. BCS teacher, Mrs. Pietzner went with her ethics students to the polling station in Berlin-Mitte at the adventure playground.
Our ninth-graders visited the Stasi prison “Memorial Hohenschönhausen” together with their ethics teacher, Mr. Wehrmeyer. The students were given a guided tour and asked many questions. Their main question was: Why were Stasi officers and prison guards not called to account after reunification?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading