Four NMS student groups from grades 9 to 11 participated on the initiative of the Natural Sciences Department in the Berlin-wide STEAM competition Make@thon, which was organized by the University of Osnabrück and the Siemens Foundation from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1, 2022. During the competition period, the participants practiced hybrid learning while partly participating in in-house classes in school and partly participating online from Siemensstadt while working on the project.

The participant groups were to choose one of the following categories for the preparation of a competition entry: Education, Research, or Development. Within the framework of the competition title "Mobility of Tomorrow", solutions for promoting sustainability and optimizing infrastructure, technology and comfort were thus developed in a very short time.

The team of 9c with Lian, Nikolas, Nouriel, Liam, Jonathan and Ese was awarded an excellent 2nd place with the idea of generating flow energy through the movement of an express train. Small turbines on the roof of the train, powered by the airstream, can save at least up to 25% of energy costs. The group created a video as their competition entry, which was shown as part of a presentation to the judges (A6 in Youtube).

More information about the Make@thon here (




Welcome to NMS

Nelson Mandela School is a diverse and inclusive international bilingual state school, teaching from grade 1 to 13. Students in the final year can graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
NMS is among the Berlin schools which regularly achieve top average Abitur grades. 

Greeting from the Principal Dr. Bauer 


NMS Friends membership

NMS families are each asked to contribute at least 10EUR/month through the Friends to support trips, libraries, training and more!

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School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
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