Failure is acceptable. What's not, is when you don't even try.
Three Bertolt-Brecht-Gymnasium students have won the national language competition. (See article archives on German page.)
Since 1979, the "Bundeswettbewerb Frempsprachen" is one of the largest traditional student competitions in Germany. Young people are encouraged to pursue their multilingual interests and to see how far their skills can get them.
For 19 years, BeBe has sent 20 to 25 students per year to compete in four languages - with astonishing results. Our participants often receive prizes at state as well as nationwide levels.
Nearly 20,000 competitiors enter the "BWFS" each year to fight for the highest rankings. There are multiple categories from which participants may choose: SOLO, SOLO+ and TEAM.
This competition is not only about knowing vocabulary. Students must write creative texts, understand speeches and be familiar with various cultural, economical and historical aspects of English-speaking countries.
Our students have and continue to show great interest in sports. "Youth train for the Olympia" is just one of many examples of our students' engagement. Every year our teams rank among the highest in basketball, handball, ...
football and volleyball competitions at city and regional levels. Although competition is strong, participants from BeBe fight with everything they've got.
In addition to city competitions, we also have our own sports day at which grades 5 to 7 show their athletic achievements at our own outdoor sports facility, while grades 8 to 10 do the same at the Margon Arena (Bodenbacher Straße). School records are often broken on that day in June.
On Monday of the last school week, we host a ball sports day. The students of grades 5 - 9 play volleyball, handball, football and basketball in teams. In the end, the best team is awarded a certificate.
After our new sports hall was built, another tradition emerged: students, teachers and parents meet once a year to play volleyball in a mixed competition where the best team is determined.