Nothing motivates more when it comes to learning than the practical application of knowledge. Pupils are proud of their success, and experiences from a project leave a profound mark.
During projects, pupils learn to perform their task in a team and present the results. This brings about interesting results, for example, during ‘P-seminars’ (project seminar on study and vocational orientation), in which upper secondary pupils work together with an external partner: a website that aims to explain politics to children and teenagers, a self-built signage robot on the topic of “fractal” or an emotional audio feature about the life journey of four families who immigrated to Germany.
Pupils can experience first-hand what they’ve learned on excursions: the Baroque era becomes “tangible” through participation in the gilding workshop, musical instruments are built together with an expert, a fictional criminal case is solved in biology and the perpetrator is found guilty by means of DNA analysis.
Trips to key centres of culture and history like Berlin and Rome interlink the teaching content with personal experience of places and people.