Food waste is not a topic that seems to be addressed very often. Below is a short, creative 3 minute video on its global impact, some interesting facts as well as ways to improve the issue. This is a CAS project that I, as an IB13 student decided to conduct as I think it needs more attention than it gets. The intensions are to raise awareness and getting you to think twice about the the next time you throw any sort of food away. I hope you enjoy the video.
Kind Regards
Lisa, IB 13, 2018

Description of the project

Hello, my name is Zena Marijewko and for my IB CAS project I drove down to Seeheim-Jugenheim in the federal state of Hesse and conducted historical diary entries about my grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s, a severe form of dementia. The purpose of these entries is to raise awareness of the condition, however, with a personal insight. I conducted the entries by going to Seeheim for four consecutive weeks (ending during the Easter holiday) in which I visited my grandmother once or twice each time, depending on the duration of my stay.

Nelson Mandela School’s first ever student led career day took place on Saturday the 3rd of March 2018. The few students that did attend were treated to a variety of career presentations and talks by parents and friends. Students got to hear about life at Coca Cola, computer programming, a dual studium at Mercedes, Politics, Law, working internationally (diplomatically/development organisations) and much more!

Dear Nelson Mandela community
Dear Debating Matters Group

This year our debating team (Alec, James, Naomi and Yara) were tasked again with a debate that was hosted by Freiblickinstitut e.V. and the University of Applied Sciences Europe in a lovely venue in Mitte.

12 Berliner gymnasiums were invited to participate. Each school had to prepare for four debates and to win at least two of the debates in order to get into the semi-finals.

Our school won one of the debates and lost one. The first debate was “Monuments of controversial historical figures should remain”. Our team was debating for the motion. In the second debate on “Social media Sites should filter out fake news stories”, our team was given the position against the motion. Our team defended both positions gloriously.

During Ubuntu Week, a main focus will be Fashion Revolution; with a presentation, fashion show, various upcycling workshops and a Clothing Swap Party as some of its highlights, taking place at all three campuses.

Raid your closets and bring your best old clothes to school this week! Drop them off in Flex A – room 207 from Monday 16.4. onward and immediately get your tokens. You will receive Swap tokens, which you can use to select other garments, shoes or accesories at the Swap Party at P23 on Tuesday 24th.

Tuesday, April 24th 2 PM – come to the Clothing Swap at P23 between 2-4 pm, bring your tokens and go home with some new garments! Drop off your lovely old garments at room 207 in the week before to get tokens. Max 5 pieces pp. Larger accesories and shoes are welcome! Take part in one of the many great upcycling workshops that will be on offer between 2-4 PM.

Volunteer wanted to bring left-over clothing to the Stadtmission at Hauptbahnhof, at any time between 25-27 April. Also wanted; four (CAS?) volunteer students to help during the Clothing Swap (starting at 12 PM on Tuesday 24th). For both; please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Am 23. und 24. Januar 2018 fanden im Tischtennis die Wettkämpfe der Berliner Schulen in den WK 0, WK II und WK III bei den Mädchen und Jungen statt.

Das Team der Mädchen startete im WK O (jahrgangsoffen) und gewann im Berliner Finale mit 5:1 Punkten gegen die Ernst-Abbe-Schule. Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Maike Neubert, Fanny Tockner, Lydia Rose, Leila Bittner Rosser und Rosalie Borkowski.

On the 22nd of February three students from the NMS had the opportunity to cook with 19-year-old star Chef Flynn McGarry from New York. The movie is about Flynn who started cooking and creating new dishes at a very young age. Flynn is a 15-year-old revolutionary. This culinary experience is something we will remember the next time we prepare a minimalistic gourmet dish. By the time Flynn was 10, he had transformed his parents’ house into a restaurant called Eureka, cooking several course menus for his family and friends. 

Bruno Sontheimer und ich (Manon Blendermann), wir beide sind Schüler*innen des LK Kunst im 12. Jahrgang, sind die Ansprechpartner für unsere Kulturpartnerschaft mit dem Bauhaus-Archiv. Wir vertreten die Nelson-Mandela-Schule Berlin auch bei der Entwicklung der Jubiläumsausstellung 100 Jahre Bauhaus in der Berlinischen Galerie. Als Teil des Bauhausagenten-Teams werden wir sowohl aktiv den Entstehungsprozess begleiten, als auch moderne und ungewöhnliche Ideen präsentieren und auf unserem Blog dokumentieren.

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