Supplementing our academic curriculum, the Afternoon Programme offers students exciting opportunities to learn from a broad range of skills-based projects and student-led activities. They choose up to four workshops a week with the programme running on a two-semester basis. This lets students develop and refine skills over time within their chosen field. The activities are based in three different areas: cultural, athletic and investigative. The workshops currently on offer are as follows:
Photography, Drama, Band, Drawing, Sculpture & Pottery, Graffiti, Art Club, Music Beats
Sport (on rotation), dance, basketball and soccer, table tennis
Homework, Mediation, Cooking, Library & Reading, Student Council, German & English as a Foreign Language, Poetry, Dual Learning
For the fifth year running BBS was part of Denkmal Aktiv (2018) which is the youth Programme of the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz. This year our proposal was based around Filmstadt Weißensee which for a short time was Europe‘s main centre for film production whose most famous film was 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'. During the workshop we visited a number of Filmstadt Weißensee sites which are in close proximity to the school. We met with members of the local community to learn what has become of these locations and if / how they are preserved. Working in collaboration with a number of parents the students worked towards developing a film and Zine to tell the story of Filmstadt Weißensee.
The Student Council
The purpose of the Student Council is to act as a representative body and platform for students’ ideas and opinions to be heard and discussed.
The Student Council is formed through a democratic process of election. Willing students put themselves forward for an election to represent members of their year group. The election takes place at the beginning of each school year, with students voting for the two representatives who they think will best voice their views, opinions and concerns. The Council meets for 30 minutes once a week during morning break. Once a month, there is the opportunity for a longer meeting of up to one hour.