It’s Our School! Ideas Competition

Competition for ideas

Competition for ideas

A creative competition for students: How would children and teens change schools if they had a say? What would they do differently at their own school, how do they imagine their desired school? And what needs to be done so that school life prepares them for a better future? Students between the ages of 5 and 19 were able to submit their wishes and demands for the schools of tomorrow by January 31. Poems and rap songs, architectural models, music videos, school newspapers, collages and a musical, action-oriented study: We received more than 200 ideas for the future from Germany, Austria, Japan, Peru, China, and Australia, from Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Tehran, Toronto, and Sofia. All of their ideas will become part of a student manifesto that will be proclaimed at the Schools of Tomorrow Festival on June 13 and 14, 2018. The jury will select the finalists on March 23. They will travel to Berlin for the closing festival where Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will announce the best ideas for the schools of tomorrow.

The jury members include Datteltäter (YouTube satirists), Friederike Claußen (Central Agency for Schools Abroad), Silvia Fehrmann (curator of Schools of Tomorrow), Philipp Mensah (state student representative of Berlin), Jeannette Otto (Editorial office Chancen DIE ZEIT), Bernd Scherer (director HKW), and others

A project by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the ZEIT Verlagsgruppe under the patronage of the Federal President