Madiba Week 2015 at NMS coincided with South Africa’s Freedom Day and therefore marked a number of memorable events that took place in and out of school this week.

On Monday, April 20th 2015, the exchange students from the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo on the Eastern Cape arrived. Bringing South African sunshine, Ntando Tshinavha and Anda August  together with their teacher Ms. Mkhizwana spent an exciting week in Berlin participating in many highlight events and sightseeing trips with their hosts Isabel 9d, Emma 10b and Clara 8a.

Wednesday’s assemblies with tightly packed schedules were moderated with aplomb by Danielle (IB 11). The NMS Kammerchor and the Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa brought the house down with their renditions. Dr. Hugo Tempelmann, medic and philanthropist with a life long experience in South Africa impressed on the students the importance of education and disease prevention.

Two NMS students of class 9b and 9d respectively prepared several interviews with staff members aiming at highlighting educational values such as Bilingualism, Democracy and Human Rights, Intercultural Learning, Global Development and Sustainability.

The South African students presented their school in return and portrayed the values of Mr. Mandela impressively, showing how alive and worthy to uphold his legacy is.

Thursday’s Freedom Day took the group of active participating students and teachers  to the South African Embassy to celebrate the event, meeting with the Ambassador and being treated amongst speeches, to another performance of the choir.

Friday’s Fashion Revolution Day was the closure of the week demonstrating awareness of the sustainability concept. An event NMS will seek to repeat and promote.

Isabel 9d and Onno 9b
Photos Aren Kamm 9b

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