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The Deutsche Schule Pretoria brings First Prize home

1 August 2016 No Comment

The Deutsche Schule Pretoria (DSP) is very proud to have won first prize in a competition called ‘Learners build Bridges”. This worldwide competition was aimed at all 141 German schools abroad.
The entry of the Deutsche Schule Pretoria was based on its Robotics programme which has been running for the last three years at the school.
This includes children from Kindergarten-age playing with oversized lego blocks, a structured programme for grades 3 – 6 right up to senior students being able to programme their robots.
Many of the DSP learners have participated successfully in regional, national and international Robotics competitions.
The Robotics programme at the school also reaches out to 19 partner schools in the adjacent townships Mamelodi and Eersterust, where Robotics workshops are being held for teachers.
It also includes Saturday Robotics lessons at the DSP for talented learners from neighbouring schools.
This was all put together in a video which was entered into the competition.
Mr Klevenz, head of the DSP and the driving force behind this entry, was extremely excited upon hearing the good news of winning the prize money of Euros 60,000.00.
At a very prestigious function in Berlin, the ‘cheque’ was presented to the DSP-delegation by the German Minister of Foreign Affairs , Mr Walter Steinmeier.
Second prize went to the German School Washington DC and in third place was the German school in Cairo.

The DSP delegation are from left: Mr Wolfgang Selzer (chairman of the governing body of the DSP); Mr Warren Markley (Head of Robotics at the DSP); Ms Rhona Breytenbach (teacher and producer of the video, which was entered); Lerato Smith (Grade 8), Thomas Hettasch (Grade 11), Boyang Yan (Grade 12), Heiko Kabutz (last year in Grade 12 and one of the Robotics “driving force learners”) and Mr Norbert Klevenz (head of the DSP)

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