"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it"  Robert Swann

One of the latest most dramatic climate action taken was when climate activists glued themselves to an airport tarmac in Berlin and Munich this December.

At the Nelson Mandela School, we tried to do it differently. As a matter of fact, the "Saving the Planet" is a unit that Q3  work on every year. The idea of the unit is to involve our students in understanding the problems facing our planet and involving them in researching and looking for solutions themselves through a video.

Some of the topics that they can choose from are:

  • Resistance to antibiotics.
  • Air pollution?
  • Climate change and how if affects our planet?
  • The problem of plastic
  • Making cities more sustainable?
  • The Problem of Fossil fuels
  • Deforestation
  • Rise of Car Use
  • Water Conservation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Gene Manipulation
  • Other Issues

Some of the criteria involved are:

  • Introduce what the challenge is and show examples of how this challenge manifests itself
  • Start off with problems that may happen if we do not take care of  his problem globally.
  • Internally how will Germany fare? Find information on local problems pertaining to your subject
  • Then find out/ suggest solutions.
  • End with a speech addressing your peers or a comment appealing to them to change their ways pertaining to that particular problem.

Over the years our students have come up with amazing results. Here are a few of the videos on "Saving the Planet" from the previous years as well as this year.

The students have managed to come up with amazing and engaging ideas.

These two short videos are by students of Q3 this year and students from my previous classes.


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!

Let's keep building NMS together

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13


NMS Friends left side website 


2019 Silver esafety label

climate clock2

Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

07.06.2023 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin