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German School Award: Hamburg Vocational School in second place | – News

German School Award: Hamburg Vocational School in second place | – News

As of: October 12, 2023 at 3:29 PM

ITECH Elbinsel Wilhelmsburg Vocational School took second place in the German School Award and received a financial prize of €30,000. The Robert Bosch Foundation announced on Thursday that it had convinced the jury with its continuing educational development.

Using agile methods and close feedback, it prepares approximately 2,300 students in the best possible way for the ever-changing world of life and work. In total, the school offers 20 different courses with around 90 teachers. According to the information, the largest section of all is the Dual Training for IT Specialists which has 1,700 learners.

School Senator Rapp: “Great Success”

“For the first time, a vocational school in Hamburg has received the German School Award. This is a great success,” said Hamburg School Senator Theis Rapp (SPD). The school has changed its principle, because the students’ professional and life world is constantly changing as well. This makes it even more important that individual learning conveys not only test content but also valuable skills.

School principal Monica Stusberg described the award as great recognition after ten years of development work. “Today the jury confirmed our culture of teaching and learning, which is based on personal responsibility, competence orientation and individualism.”

The grand prize goes to Bavaria

The main prize, worth €100,000, went to the Eichendorffschule in Erlangen, Bavaria. The foundation explained that the middle school – which corresponds to high school in Bavaria – provides a “stimulating educational environment” through its educational concept that opens new horizons, especially for disadvantaged children and youth.

According to information, the awards were presented in Berlin by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The German School Prize has been awarded by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Heidehof Foundation since 2006 for particularly good school quality.

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Hamburg Journal | October 12, 2023 | At 19:30