Every hour, 320.000 paper cups are thrown away in Germany. They are used for a few minutes to hold a drink, before they end up in the bin. As most paper cups are lined with plastic, they are not even easy to recycle and create a lot of waste.
I once read, “Beginning is easy, continuing is hard” but that saying does not do justice to the challenges that can come with transitions. For those joining our Early Education (EE) programme, perhaps their first experience of school, and others who have just joined BBIS in Grade 1 to 5, they know full well beginnings are not always easy. Making new friends, learning new routines, and becoming part of a new group can all be exhausting.
Here at Berlin Brandenburg International School we encourage our students to study as many languages as possible, as we believe communicating with people and learning about their culture is an enriching experience that helps us understand and appreciate others and their perspectives in a much better way.
On Friday 25 May, BBIS held its 2018 Graduation Ceremony for 84 students.
The ceremony was a time for reflecting on our students’ lives at BBIS, and for looking forward to their lives and unbound potential beyond BBIS.
From Friday 27 April – Friday 18 May our Grade 12 students sat for their final IBDP examinations.
Over a grueling three weeks, our 84 candidates sat for a total of 32 papers across 13 subjects, ending with Further Mathematics HL Paper 2 taken by Maxim who was ‘the last man standing’.
Now that the examinations are over, the Grade 12 cohort can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward with great excitement to the Graduation Ceremony and celebrations on Friday 25 May.
The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award team had a very successful practise expedition over the weekend. Supervised by Ms Barker, Mr Nolan, Ms Thach and Mr Stiles, the 13 Grade 9 participants hiked an impressive 22 km in perfect sunshine on the Saturday. They setup camp at Dreilinden where they prepared and cooked meals of pasta and gnocchi. The next morning, after reflecting on what had gone well on day 1 and what could be improved on day 2, they set out for BBIS.
On Thursday 3 May, four Grade 11 IBCP BTEC Sport students and two Grade 10 future BTEC Sport students, visited the sports medicine clinic at the Berlin Olympic Stadium and enjoyed a 90-minute guided tour of the Olympic Park. The trip was in preparation for their next year’s units of study on assessing risk in sport and fitness testing for sport.
From Friday 27 April to Tuesday 1May, the first Gold Practice Expedition took place in the Odenwald. A group of four boys hiked for four days, covering approximately 20 kilometres per day, carrying 18-kilogram packs. They displayed outstanding team-work and motivation. The fitness level was exceptional and they had very few difficulties with navigation.