01/2018

"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are"- This was the answer given by a nine-year-old when asked by environmental journalist Richard Louv where he spent his free time. In this issue, we would like to encourage readers of all ages to "get out into the wild!" and to show what role education can play in this.
  • Get out into the wild!

    Andreas Weber, an expert in the field, talks about why our children should get some forest air now and then
    Photos: Stefan Wieland | Author: Andreas Weber | 2018/1
  • ‘Nature teaches each of us what we need’

    In conversation with Boris Braun, a biology graduate and secondary school teacher of biology, chemistry and technology at the Phorms Campus Hamburg
    Photo: Stefan Wieland | 2018/1
  • The future is being shaped today

    It’s important to sensitise children to a sustainable approach to the environment and its resources and strengthen their awareness of this as soon as they start school and nursery. ‘Education for Sustainable Development in Germany’ (BNE) enables each of us to understand the impact of our own actions on the world and take responsible decisions
    Photo: Stefan Wieland | Author: Isabel Korch & Nicole Erdmann | 2018/1
  • Planting trees and investing in the future

    In 50 years’ time, Kai, Sofia and Noelle still want to be able to sit outside surrounded by lush green trees. To help keep the world green for the next generation, the students at the Josef-Schwarz-Schule take part in an afternoon club planting trees and encouraging environmental awareness among their peers
    Photos: Stefan Wieland | Author: Roxane Meger-Guingamp | 2018/1
  • Phorms Campus Hamburg

    We’re turning 10!
    AUTHOR: JASMIN PRIESNITZ | PHOTO: PHORMS EDUCATION SE | 2018/1
  • Phorms Campus München - Actively learning while sitting or standing

    Together with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the TÜV Süd Stiftung, the Phorms Campus München has implemented the Rocket Tables pilot project – height-adjustable ergonomic tables for lessons – in a primary school class
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: PHORMS CAMPUS MÜNCHEN | 2018/1
  • Phorms Schule Frankfurt - ‘PS: Sunny greetings to Namibia from Frankfurt’

    A different way of doing German lessons for a change: school children from year 3 at the Phorms Campus Frankfurt City started a pen friendship with students at the bilingual German private school in Otjiwarongo (PSO) in Namibia at the beginning of February 2018
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: PHORMS CAMPUS FRANKFURT CITY | 2018/1
  • Phorms Schule Frankfurt - Everyone can do maths!

    Metacognitive teaching strategies in maths lessons – Allison Mills and Hannah Southwood succeed in communicating seemingly complex concepts to year 3 and 4 students in a playful way
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: PHORMS CAMPUS FRANKFURT CITY | 2018/1
  • Josef-Schwarz-Schule - The Magic of Excellent Teaching’

    The Josef-Schwarz-Schule’s ‘Wissensnetzwerk Schule’ teacher event took place for the first time on April 11, 2018. Teachers from different schools came together to share their experiences and hear fascinating presentations
    AUTHOR: ROXANE MEGER-GUINGAMP | PHOTO: JOSEF-SCHWARZ-SCHULE | 2018/1
  • Josef-Schwarz-Schule - The safe way in the 21st century

    Since the 2017/18 school year, an electronic checkout system for students has been in operation
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: PIXABAY | 2018/1
  • Phorms Campus Berlin Süd - Green thumbs up

    The sixth form starts the ‘Vertical gardening’ project
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: PHORMS EDUCATION SE | 2018/1
  • ‘Young people are the only ones who can ensure we continue living in a democracy’

    Contemporary witness Margot Friedländer visited the Phorms Secondary School in Ackerstrasse and spoke about her Holocaust experiences
    AUTHOR: LUISE MARON | PHOTO: MARINA WILDE | 2018/1
  • ‘All children enjoy going to school!’

    Finn and Alexander are in year 5 at Phorms Secondary School in Munich. As part of the geography enrichment course*, they and their teacher Elisabeth Hofstetter took part in the school competition ‘Alle für EINE WELT für alle’ (All for ONE WORLD for all) in 2017/2018
    Photo: Phorms Education SE | Author: Finn & Alexander | 2018/1
  • Bend, stretch, dance: student Natascha about acrobatic dance

    Natascha Sabottka is 11 years old and in year 5 at the Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte. She was introduced to her big passion, acrobatic dance, by the school. She tells us more about this form of expressive dance and her new leading role in ‘Little Muck’, an Oriental dance fairy tale
    Photo: Private | 2018/1
  • A school day in South Korea

    Looking to the wider world: Dowon Her, 12 years old and former student at the Phorms Taunus Campus, now in year 5 in South Korea
    PHOTO: PRIVATE | 2018/1
  • What are you reading?

    Do you already know what book you are going to read on your next holiday? Let yourself be inspired by the great book tips from a Phorms student from the Josef-Schwarz-Schule, a teacher from Berlin Mitte and the mother of a student in Hamburg
    PHOTOS: PHORMS | 2018/1
  • Pumpkin pancakes with caramelised pears and cashew nuts

    A recipe for kids of all ages by food blogger 'Kleinschmeckerin'
    Photo & Text: Vanessa von Hilchen | 1/2018