Well done to all students who actively engaged with the Mauerfall projects run by Frau Niederprüm during the month of November to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Details of these project are available here.
Congratulations to the classes 10A and 8B who were the winners of our Mauerfall Quiz which was held in the Lynn Hall on 6th and 7th November. They won pizza for their entire class which they got to enjoy at the beginning of December.
For our Mauerfall Competition we were very pleased with the students‘ active and enthusiastic participation and impressed with the quality and creativity of their contributions. Students could either interview a contemporary witness or address the themes of “Freedom” and the “Fall of the Berlin Wall” in creative ways.
The winners were:
|Maria Carthy||7th||Poem: The Wall|
|Tristan Loncle de Forville, Tuna Yücel, Michael Sodbaatar, Boyang Lu, Harvey Quill, Oisin Harnett, Mikhalis Barrett||8th||Comic Book|
|Lea Wohlgemuth||9th||Podcast: Interview with her father|
|Eva McCann, Niamh Schidlack||9th||Podcast: Interviews with family relations|
|Theodor Arp, Kira Jahnke, Leni Kerscher||9th||Podcast: Interviews with eye witnesses and background information on the fall of the Wall|
|Lucas Patrick Spicer||TY||Poem: Brick by Brick|
|Sophie D’Arcy||TY||Interview with eye witness|
|Arianna Kealy, Lucy Staunton, Olwyn Quill , Emily Moriarty, Jane Mulvihill, Katie McElwain||TY||Mural in the St. Kilian’s German Department corridor|
A big thank you goes to our Secondary School teacher Sarah Niederprüm who initiated the student projects and put a lot of time and energy into making sure that St. Kilian’s marked the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall most memorably.
In order to summarise and remember the activities that took place on this occasion, and also to capture the memories of people who lived in Germany during the time of the Wall and who are connected to our school, we have published a booklet so that our pupils have a memento of our school community recalling this political, social and emotional event in German, European and World history.