Supplementing the academic curriculum is the Afternoon Programme which 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, 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)—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. Its most famous film was 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'. During workshop, we visited a number of Filmstadt Weißensee sites which are in close proximity to the school. We met members of the local community to learn what has become of these locations and if / how they are preserved. Working in collaboration with parents, the students worked towards developing a film and a Zine to tell the story of Filmstadt Weißensee.
The Student Council
The Student Council is 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 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 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.