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					    Emilie-Heyermann-Realschule (EHS)
     Official Project of the UN World Decade „Education for Sustainable Development“ 2007/08 and 2009/10
           Environmental School in Europe 2002 / Agenda 21-School in Nordrhein-Westfalen 2005/2008
                             Laureate of the „Bonner Umweltpreis“ 1981 and 2005/2006
                                   Laureate of the „Deutscher Klimapreis“ 2008
                                    Laureate of the „Deutscher Solarpreis“ 2005
                                EnergySchool Nordrhein-Westfalen 2001/2003/2005
                                           Energy-Saving Champion 2009

Emilie-Heyermann-Realschule – Robert-Koch-Str. 36 – 53115 Bonn                           Telefon: 0228/777470
Dr. Michael Pacyna (Coordinator Pre-Conference)                                          Fax:     0228/777475
Tel. priv.: 02222/5906                                                                   01.06.2009

Pre-Conference for the International Children & Youth Conference
           “Let’s Take Care of the Planet” at the EHS Bonn
Within the Framework of the UNESCO-World-Conference „Education for
    Sustainable Development“ (Bonn, 31th March – 2d April 2009)

                                               Field Report

1. Overview Task Schedule and Visiting Programme

Day:           Morning:                       Noon: Afternoon:                          Evening:
Monday         10.20 am: Arrival of           Lunch Recreation Time                     Uzbek pupils at
30.03.09       guests from                    in                                        guestfamilies,
               Uzbekistan in                  guestf                                    11.05 pm arrival
               Frankfurt/Main                 amilie                                    guests from
               Airport                        s                                         Hungary

Tuesday, 8.30 am: Welcoming          2.30 pm: meeting with                              8 pm: Big
31.03.09 ceremony                    guests from Brazil, Ms.                            Reception by the
          8.45 – 13.00 am:           Franken (UNESCO), Ms.                              City of Bonn
         Project-Workshops           Béky, Ms. Khatamova,
         on: Solar Energy,           Mr. Pacyna (Teestube)
         Climate Preservation
         through Energy              3.30 – 5.30 pm: Press
         Efficiency, Project         Visit: Presentation of
         „waste free school“,        latest work, discussion
         „respect each other‟”
Wednesd 8.30 am– 1.30pm        Lunch 4.45 – 7 pm: Delegates                             7 – 8 pm: Dinner
ay,      Project-Workshops           of the World Conference                            with delegates
01.04.09                             and Ms Nakajima
                                     (Enivronmental Ministry
                                     Japan) visiting the four
                                     4.45 pm: Welcome,
                                     4.50 pm: Presentation
                                     Conference Brasilia 2010
                                     5 – 7 pm: delegates work
                                     & discuss in workshops
Day:      Morning:             Noon: Afternoon:                       Evening:
Thursday, 8.30 – 11.30 am:     Lunch 4 -6 pm: Participation at        Pupils in guest
02.04.09 Plenum with all             the UNESCO Award                 families
          workshops,                 Ceremony
          Selection of the
          project and delegate
          for the next level

Friday,   9 – 12.45 am:           Lunch     1.45 – 3.45 pm:           Uzbek pupils with
03.04.09  Participation at the    with      Participation in Workshop German families
          „round table“ at the    the       2 of the „round table“
          Telekom –               guest     (Pacyna, Grothaus)
          headquarter             familie
          (Grothaus, Pacyna)      s         5.30 Uhr Hungarian
          9.30 – 12.30 am: city             Guests leave for the
          tour in Bonn for                  Airport Cologne / Bonn
          guests from
          Uzbekistan and
Saturday, 7. 45 am trainstation
04.04.09 Siegburg, 8.11 am
          departure of Uzbek
          Guests to Frankfurt
          11.40 am: departure

2. Modifications of the Brazilian Concept „Vamos cuidar do planeta“ –
Conferencia international infanto-juvenil pelo meio ambiente, Brasil 2010

2.1 Age-Groups:

In contrast to the Brazilian concept, which has set a maximum age-limit of 14 years
for the participating pupils, the pupils who took part in our pre-conference were
attending grades 5 to 10, the German “Sekundarstufe 1”. When it came to choosing
the delegates, however, we adhered to the Brazilian age-limit.

2.2 Participants:

The Brazilian concept was designed for the participation at the conference of all
pupils of one school. At the Emilie-Heyermann-Realschule, this was not possible due
to spatial restrictions. For the mandatory plenary meeting (school-conference), there
was no sufficient space available in our school. In accordance with the German
UNESCO-commission and the Brazilian ministry for education, 84 pupils from the
EHS participated in the pre-conference as well as 5 pupils from the Hungarian
Gádor-School in Budapest and 4 pupils from our Uzbek partnerschool Nr. 4 in
Buchara, which equals 93 participating pupils in total.
Two pupils and four teachers from the EHS, as well as one teacher each from the
Uzbek and Hungarian schools were in charge of the workshop-coordination. Five
English-teachers from the EHS provided interpreter-services during the delegates’
visit for the World Conference “Education for Sustainable Development” (Bonn,
31.03. – 02.04.2009).
Furthermore, Ms. Rachel Trajber from the Brazilian ministry for education, Ms. Lydia
Nicollet (Charter of the Human Responsibilities, France), Ms. Eri Nakajima from the
Japanese ministry for the environment, Ms. Lina Franken from the German UNESCO
commission, Ms. Khushvakht Akramova, president of the city administration of
Buchara and Mr. Stefan Wagner as representative of the city of Bonn as well as ca.
40 delegates of the UNESCO World Conference were temporary participants at the

3. Progress and Field Reports of the Different Workshops:

3.1 Future-Workshop “the EHS and a respectful cooperation”

This was a workshop which was set out to guide the way towards a better school and
a more respectful cooperation amongst all members of the school community:

1. Phase:    critique phase, initial question: “what I don’t like when it comes to
             social interactions”

2. Phase:    Idea- / Utopia phase, drawing a bright and shiny future in order to
             achieve “the perfect school”

3. Phase:    realisation phase, goal: “How can we change our school for the better
             with having the initial question in mind?”

Coordination: Ms. Grothaus, Ms. Lensing, support: Ms. Nicollet

Participating pupils:

Grade 8a:           1.    Engel, Natalie
                    2.    Giering, Annika
                    3.    Jones, Lisa
                    4.    Lamparter, Hermine
                    5.    Meining, Anna-Elsa
                    6.    Roustaei, Sepiedeh
                    7.    Sögüt, Elif
                    8.    Stüßer, Felix
                    9.    Woop, Anna

Grade 8b:          10.    Arck, Michelle
                   11.    Both, Franz
                   12.    Gebel, Simone
                   13.    Korzen, Marie
                   14.    Niesel, Aylin
Grade 9a:          15.    Dodemont, Jessica
                   16.    Donat, Mustafa
                   17.    Gebel, Anne-Christin
                   18.    Groß, Katrin
                   19.    Jürgens, Jan-Peter
                   20.    Möller, Jessica
                   21.    Rodriguez-Marques, Sonia
                   22.    Schaad, Sebastian
                   23.    Tsyruinikovat, Victoria
Goals and Field Report (R. Grothaus):

Respecting the “being different“ of the other, being tolerant when facing alien
cultures, developing new and innovative concepts as a team, searching for new
solutions in a fair way and settling misunderstandings without violence and in a
positive atmosphere: those are the foundations for a peaceful shared life in society.
The big contemporary challenges in ecology and economy can only be tackled and
solved with teamwork and on the base of mutual awe and respect. But where can
those soft skills be acquired? The school community is a place made for procuring
and living those skills.

This workshop developed new ideas and precise projects for the respectful day-to-
day living together at school in a creative way and with the help of the so-called
“future-workshop” as a useful tool.

During the critique-phase, the small groups collected facts and figures on what they
don’t like in respect of how members of the school community treat each other.
During the utopia-phase, ideas for a better life together were developed. Musing and
daydreaming was desired. In short theatre sequences, the groups presented their
ideas for an ideal cooperation in an ideal school. The last phase, called realisation
phase, made the participants working on a specific project in order to provide a
concrete and implementable draft for our school. The outcome offered five projects,
which will be implemented at our school within short time:

      The buddy-project has to become more effective – older pupils help and
       support the younger one in the day-to-day school life

      The mediator-project shall be expanded in several aspects

      A fight-workshop for younger boys is meant to make it possible to pit their
       strength against each other based on clear and strict rules

      Poster-activities at school

      A concept of discussing problems and issues shall be established in the

All the pupils showed a lot of dedication for the project. They all agreed that working
on this topic was exciting and fascinating. They were astonished because during the
critique phase, many pupils were mentioning the same issues. The fun part for all the
pupils was the utopia phase. The most difficult part turned out to be the realisation
phase which was really work-intensive. The tenor: “It’s easy to criticize, it’s fun to
idealize, but it’s hard to find realistic solutions”. Now, it’s time to put the ideas into

We, as supporting teachers, perceived those days as very creative. The future-
workshop is an outstanding method to activate the entire potential of a group. The
outcomes are the best evidence!
3.2 Station-Learning „Let’s Save the Climate!“
    (Climate preservation through energy efficiency and renewable energies)

      1. station:   “Hot future – why?”: Reasons for the climate change
      2. station:   “climate change – why should I care?”: global and German
                    consequences of the climate change
      3. station:   “energy saving starts at home!”: how can I save energy at home?
      4. station:   “Crazy! Our school saves energy!”: How can we stop wasting
                    energy at our school?“
      5. station:   “renewable energies are the future”: How will we supply
                    ourselves with energy in the future?
      6. station:   “we advertise climate protection!”: Flyer-event in Bonn

Coordination:       Mr. Dr. Pacyna, Ms. Khatamova, supported by Ms. Röder
                    (University of Cologne)

School Nr. 4 Buchara:      1.   Djabbarov, Afzal
                           2.   Ikramova, Shaxlo
                           3.   Navrozova, Zarina
                           4.   Xaitova, Mavjudaxon
Course 8a:                 5.   Belke, Saphira
                           6.   Bertaki, Marina Amalia
                           7.   Blaschke, Moritz
                           8.   Bolz, Julia
                           9.   Domhöver, Marc-Alexander
                          10.   Hommer, Lukas
                          11.   Schmitt, Julia
                          12.   Sommer, Sven
Course 8b:                13.   Bierikoven, Celina
                          14.   Böhm, Annika
                          15.   Broch, Svenja
                          16.   Dohmen, Grigory
                          17.   Schaaf, Stefanie-Therese
                          18.   Schlick, Lara Charlotte
Course 9b:                19.   Rosendahl, André
                          20.   Dinges, Daniel
                          21.   Brahm, Anne
                          22.   Fahri Oglu, Alev
                          23.   Ploschke, Julia
Course 10b:               24.   Karaca, Rukiye

Goals and Field Report (Dr. Michael Pacyna):

In June 1992, at the Conference for Environment and Development in Rio de
Janeiro, the United Nations enacted the Agenda 21. This action programme for the
21st century, which has also been joined by Germany, is laid out to initiate a
environmentally friendly, social and sustainable development with the slogan
“thinking global…acting local”.

Especially in schools, it is possible to implement the Agenda 21 effectively. Central
goals of the Agenda are amongst others the economical use of the increasingly
scarce natural resources and climate protection. Research has proved that the
schools contribute to the energy usage in municipal buildings at a very high level.
The EHS, therefore, is engaged in this sector with the “project 50/50 energy-
efficiency and renewable energies” for more than 11 years now which contributes to
the Agenda 21. The workshop described here was also intended to contribute to this

The workshop corresponds with the contemporary experiences of our pupils, who are
not left without marks by neither the public discussions on the threatening climate
catastrophe and the greenhouse effect nor by the ever growing energy prices.
Through this workshop, the EHS is picking up those future fears and canalizes them
in that sense as it becomes possible for the pupils to deal with this topic actively,
effectively and future-orientated. Thanks to the thereof gained qualifications, the
pupils experience that a positive design for the future is possible. It is the schools
educational task to enable pupils to take over responsibility, also in the environmental
sector. Those pupils become the opinion-multipliers of tomorrow’s liveable

The pupils passed the different learning stations with great and enduring interest and
gathered basic knowledge concerning the reasons and consequences of climate
change, developed creative ideas to avoid energy waste in private households and in
schools and informed themselves on the possibilities for a future energy supply
based on renewable energies. The outcomes were collected on big billboards which
were used to present the outcomes to the World Conference-delegates. Special
motivation was visible during the discussion with the delegates and at the flyer-event
in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, where “hot hints for energy use” were distributed to ca. 1000
pedestrians. The tenor: “school should be like this 24:7”.

3.3 Experimental Workshop: “We tap the sun!”

With solar energy, it is possible to cook, to warm up water, to heat rooms and to
generate electricity.

      1. Section:   “With sun, we can heat!”: Solar heat.

      2. Section:   “Electricity out of the sun!”: Photovoltaics

Coordination:       Mr. Comba, temporarily Ms. Christiane Hohmeister (SolarWorld
                    AG, Bonn)

Gàdor-School Budapest: 1.         Poósz, Márton
                       2.         Tordai, Márton
Course 8a:                  3.    Gassen, Tim
                            4.    Ramlau, Jan
                            5.    Reuter, Dominic
                            6.   Ribeiro Lopes, Francisco
                            7.   Saglam, Sefa
                            8.   Schmitt, Jaqueline
                            9.   Verhoeven-Bernal, Nils
Course 8b:                 10.   Cremer, Tobias
                           11.   Deptuch, Patrik
                           12.   Grossmann, Anna
                           13.   Guaman, Bryan
                           14.   Kann, Sebastian
                           15.   Kilic, Ömer
                           16.   Landsberg, Adriano
                           17.   Lindigkeit, Daniel
                           18.   Medhurst, Daniel
                           19.   Schmitz, Christian
                           20.   Schüller, Janine
                           21.   Spyckermann, Sven
                           22.   Tahriri-Zangeneh, Sarina
Course 10b:                23.   Geller, Jan

Goals and Field Report (Jan Comba):

This workshop was dedicated to the topics solar heat and photovoltaics with a focus
on the second topic. The goal was to sensitize the pupils for the topic of renewable
energies through working on and with the possibilities of using solar energy.

To start off the workshop, the pupils visited the company „SolarWorld AG“ in Bonn.
There, the pupils were informed on the theoretical background of the functioning of
solar cells but also on the possible use of photovoltaics facilities. At the same time,
the pupils became aware of the finiteness of fossil fuels and the necessity of
renewable energies.

Back at the EHS and after having reviewed and assessed the study trip with help of
small poster-presentations, the pupils worked on numerous experiments. Amongst
others, the pupils built a solar-stove and solar-driven vehicles.

The approach to present the topic in a practical way with experiments turned out to
be didactically correct. The teenagers were highly motivated and accumulated a lot of

3.4 Workshop Learning by Playing, “Project Waste-Free School”

      1. Phase:     “waste is a problem – not only in schools”

      2. Phase:     “avoiding waste helps best!”

      3. Phase:     “waste separation – precondition for recycling”

      4. Phase:     “we do handicrafts with waste!”
Cordination:       Ms. Béky supported by Michael Breidbach and Maurice Fontaine

Gàdor-School Budapest: 1.       Balla-Somogyi, Kristóf
                       2.       Németh, Adrien
                       3.       Papp, Kristóf
Course 5a:                 4.   Hochreiter, Jana
                           5.   Wächter, Maybrit
Course 5b:                 6.   Köse, Gözde
                           7.   Witzel, Lisa Maria
Course 6b:                8.    Broch, Nils
                          9.    Kraft, Paul
                         10.    Spee, Yvonne
                         11.    Sarter, Stefanie
Course 7a:               12.    Lorenz, Pia-Charlotte
                         13.    Janke, Corinna

Course 7b:               14.    Fehr, Lara
                         15.    Shilcock, Jennifer
Course 8a:               16.    Cuadrado, Caroline
                         17.    Drewanz, Kiana
Course 8b:               18.    Commer, Sarah
                         19.    Hinz, Alina
                         20.    Per, Aysegül
                         21.    Teschner, David
Course 9b:               22.    Breidbach, Michael
                         23.    Fontaine, Maurice

Goals and Field Report (Michael Breidbach und Maurice Fontaine):

Framed by a introductory lecture with a following discussion round, we talked about
the subsequent topics:

        Why should we avoid waste?

        What are the negative environmental consequences of waste dumps?

        Through waste seperation, we get materials which we can recycle

        Waste seperation can be taught in a playful way
After this, we had some “waste-games”: we divided the pupils into six groups and the
respective games the groups were playing rotated every 20 minutes.

        Game of Dice – We learn the different kinds of waste and their respective
         waste bins

        Card Game „Old Maid“ – We learn how to seperate waste

          Bingo – Which kind of waste belongs in which waste bin?

        Memory – Waste seperation

Concerning the question, why waste seperation is important and how it works
properly in order to make recycling possible, the pupils were designing posters with
sound results. A lot of fun was the handicrafts workshop with waste, which was
prepared by Ms. Béky from our Hungarian partner school.

4. The Pupils’ Plenary Meeting (“School Conference”):

For the plenary meeting, all workshop participants gathered in the school’s biggest
room, the music hall. Even though it was very crowded and the meeting lasted for
quite a long time, everybody behaved very disciplined. After the Uzbek guests had
presented some traditional songs and dances, the different workshops presented
their respective workshop outcomes and aroused the interest of the other
Since it became obvious that the pupils in the following delegate selection tended to
vote for their own workshops, the teachers suggested that it was only allowed to vote
for those workshops, the pupils hadn’t been part of. This proposal was broadly
Afterwards, the pupils elected for the next conference level according to the Brazilian

   a) Workshop “the EHS and a respectful cooperation”
   b) The poster „Climate Change – why should I care?“
   c) The delegate Francisco Ribeiro, course 8a
   d) The substitute delegate Jaqueline Schmitt, course Klasse 8a.

5. Summarizing Review:

The participating pupils and teachers of the EHS and their partner schools from
Uzbekistan and Hungary assessed the Pre-Conference for the 2010 Children and
Youth International Conference for the Environment as extremely positive. This also
accounts for the visit of the World Conference’s delegates at our school as well as for
the official reception in the context of the UNESCO-conference. The procedure of the
pre-conference was also seen as very positive by the observers from Brazil, France,
Japan and Uzbekistan. The award as an official Project of the Decade for
Sustainable Development given to the EHS and their foreign partner schools by the
German UNESCO-Commission has left a mark on all persons involved.
The only disappointment during the whole event was the press-conference which
was meant to be held together with UNESCO at the EHS. Despite invitations handed
out by UNESCO and the EHS, not a single journalist showed up and all the
preparations were in vain. It was possible to soften this disappointment through a
press statement by the EHS which was published in some high-circulation regional

The participation at the Round Table on the 3d of April left an ambivalent impression:
the lectures and discussions in the plenum were partly of high interest, but the work
in workshop 2, in our opinion, hardly provided any usable and innovative outcomes.

Now, we have to ask ourselves, how we will proceed with the Brazilian project here in
Germany. Who do we have to send our outcomes and ideas to? Where will the next
conference level take place? We would be very grateful if the German UNESCO-
Commission provided us with some useful answers.

Dr. Michael Pacyna
(EHS-Pre-Conference Coordinator from 30.03. until 04.04.2009 in Bonn)