Co-Curricular Programme

At our primary school, which is listed as an offene Ganztagsschule, the educators (known in German as Erzieher:innen) are responsible for supporting the social and emotional needs of students throughout the entire school day. Their goal is to help establish healthy social and emotional settings for students inside and outside the classroom. Educators work closely with teachers during class times.

The afternoon workshop is often the highlight of the day for many students. Workshops are incorporated into the curricula for primary school students throughout the year. Here, students get the chance to try their hands at diverse activities for periods of six weeks.

They can choose from craft projects (e.g. pottery, woodwork, book-making, storytelling, gardening), sport activities (bouldering, table tennis, karate, creative dance) as well as relaxation offers such as yoga, reading.

The mix of all age groups in workshops adds a unique facet to social interactions. It allows students to mingle with a wider range of peers, depending on their interests. Making new friends and feeling comfortable with students of different classes and grades is part of what establishes our warm and welcoming BBS culture.

After school Workshops are offered after 4pm. Students can choose activities such as hip-hop, hockey, karate, or a craft project. The Hort rooms are open to all students. Grades 5 & 6 can opt to spend the time in a separate room for their age group, with activities suited to their specific needs.

In-Class Hort, also known as ICH, is an important part of the school day. ICH is a platform for discussing class issues, for bonding, and delving into the social education of the students. The class Erzieher*in prepares and implements activities based on the precise needs of their class.

In addition to the prepared lessons of the Erzieher*in, specific topics in the Hort curriculum are covered at different points for grades 1 - 6. Below are some of the topics:

Grades 1 & 2

  • Becoming a Group
  • Feelings
  • My Body Belongs to Me
  • How to Say NO
  • Healthy Eating

Grades 3 & 4

  • Empathy & Tolerance
  • Developing Self-Awareness
  • Becoming a Group
  • Transitions
  • Becoming Independent (mainly grade 4)

Grade 5

  • “Show Me Your Skills” Social Training
  • Relationships
  • Coping with Puberty
  • Internet & Cyber Responsibility

Grade 6

  • Internet & Cyber Responsibility
  • Coping with Puberty
  • Coping with Stress
  • Alcohol & Tobacco Prevention Programme by Karuna e.V.

Role of the Erzieher:in

An Erzieher:in is an educator trained in the social and emotional development of children, and we believe their role is a keystone of successful primary schooling. At BBS, the Hort staff is fully integrated into the school day, with Erzieher:innen providing early-morning and afternoon care, as well as taking an active role in the classroom alongside the class teacher.

Each primary school classroom has both a teacher and an Erzieher:in, the latter provides continuity throughout the day, including during recess, on the playground, and at lunch. They respond to the individual needs of students, facilitate group work and playing situations while supporting theemotional and social development of students.

Some students require more individual attention: in learning, developing or maintaining relationships with others, taking responsibility for themselves, or coping with emotional setbacks. The Hort team at BBS is committed to supporting students to the best of the school’s ability and in the best interest of the child.


Daily a warm lunch is served in the school cafeteria, an open and sunny room with views onto the backyard.

Water is available during lunchtime and throughout the day from the water fountains on the ground floor and the second floor. In addition to the meals, a fresh salad bar is available for self-service. Vegetarian options and special diets are available upon request.

Menus are posted monthly on the BBS community website.

Hort Rooms

  • Art and music rooms
  • Library
  • Student kitchen
  • Dance room
  • Computer lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Assembly room
  • After-school art room
  • Band room
  • Pottery workshop
  • Wood workshop
  • Construction room
  • Chill out room
  • Craft room
  • Games room
  • Movement room
  • Role-play room