Report of activities about the Olympic Movement
and our membership in the Coubertin-network
Tasks being part of the curriculum
- Children at the age of 12 (2nd form) learn about the Ancient Olympic Games during their history-lessons and teachers inform about our school being part of the Coubertin-network
- Students of the 6th form can choose between different subjects:
- Those who select “Theory of sports and leisure education” cover the Olympic Movement during the chapter “sports and society”
- Others who select “Culture and Europe” learn in the first part about French culture and here again about sports in France: Pierre de Coubertin as the founder of the IOC and the initiator of the Modern Olympic Games is part of the teaching content.
- Finally, we do benefit of times, in which we can neither use our gym nor do sports outside (when the gym is transformed into the ballroom for our school-ball) to teach some sports-theory, especially education about the Olympic Games and Pierre de Coubertin.
- During the Covid-19-pandemic this part took a larger range than usual.
Special periodic events
- We celebrate the Olympic Dayat the end of our schoolyear by organising a sports-festival.Students who took part or will take part in the Pierre de Coubertin-Forum create posters about our membership in the Coubertin-network and a quiz about the Olympic Values. At the opening and closing ceremony the head of our school points out to the special day (Olympic Day) and our involvement in the Coubertin-network. Finally, there is a tombola at the end of the quiz.
- On the “Day of Grammar-schools”in November, students who participated in the PdC-Youth-Forum present this great event in the festival-room for all students from 14 up to inform the others and to share their impressions and best moments.
- Unfortunately, these two events had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19-pandemic.
Symbols in the school building
- There is a huge portrait of Pierre de Coubertin in our schoolvis-à-vis of the portrait of the founder of our school – Saint Giovanni Bosco.
- Since 2020,the columns in the hallway to the gym are shining in the Olympic colours.